elise pike I've signed up to go to Uganda this summer for 4 weeks with the charity East African Playgrounds to help give children in rural Uganda their childhood through play. Play has a huge impact on a child's development as it builds physical, emotional, cognitive and social skills, which I think is an important aspect to growing up that is often overlooked.
What a difference your donation makes:
- £5.11 gives one child their childhood back through access to a safe, fun and child-focussed playground.
- £21.83 educates a teacher on the importance of including play in education and creates a peer network for them to share their learning in.
- £73.80 equips a former street child with everything they need to learn for the basics of welding, from their own set of work boots through to ear defenders and glasses.
- £131 teaches a community of care-givers and educators about the importance of play at home and school, as well as how to maintain their playground.
- £197.61 trains a former street child for a month, helping them to become a qualified builder or welder through an apprenticeship scheme.
This summer I will be joining a team of paid Ugandan professionals and other volunteers to help build a playground in Uganda. Please help me reach my fundraising target by giving whatever you can - any and all donations will make a difference, and would be greatly appreciated.
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