Maya Powell I've signed up to the Uganda Volunteer Project with the charity, East African Playgrounds to raise £800 to help bring the gift of play to the children of Uganda.
During my stay I will be living and working at a local primary school to help build a playground.
I believe play is an immensely important part of childhood, as it allows children to develop physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills. Therefore, I think that every child should have the right to play happily and safely.
East African Playgrounds build playgrounds across Uganda-including refugee camps-helping to empower some of the world’s most disadvantaged children.

‘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 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 our apprenticeship scheme.

Please donate what you can to help me give this gift to the children of Uganda-any donation will make a difference!
A breakdown of where the costs go can be found at
Maya Powell