Lewis Wardale Knowing how fortunate I am to have a roof over my head and food on the table everyday, I feel as if it is a given to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Thanks to the opportunity the East African Playgrounds Charity (named charity of the year 2018) has provided me with the chance to finally change these school children's lives for the better.
Break time at school was something I, and I'm guessing many of you took for granted. Whether that be playing 'it' with your school mates or just having a nice area to sit down and talk to one another.These break times may have seemed like they didn't make a difference to our lives but its proven that play helps with cognitive, social and emotional development. Either way, these school children are currently deprived of the UN protected right to 'Play' that will inevitably hinder their progress later on in life.
Furthermore, it is not just the children's lives that we will change but also the indigenous people of Uganda by, providing them with valuable skills in construction. This will provide a job and most importantly a source of reliable income by helping to build the playground with us and many other groups that will continue to build playgrounds in rural Uganda.
Therefore with your gracious support we can together make a difference to these children's and local's lives.

£5.11 gives a child their childhood back through access to safe, fun and child-focussed playground.
£21.83 educates a teacher on the importance of play in education and creates a peer network for them to share their learning in.
£197.61 trains a former street child for a month, helping them to become a qualified builder or welder through our apprenticeship scheme.
Lewis Wardale