Olivia Brill I am fundraising for East African Playgrounds because I wanted to do something different when helping children learn and develop. EAP does this through building playgrounds that will be long lasting and sustainable. During summer I am going to join a team of volunteers and Ugandan builders in building a playground. I will be joining a team of paid Ugandan professionals and other volunteers to help build a playground in Uganda.
I wanted to take the opportunity that NTU gives to the students to work with a wellbeing charity and change people’s lives. The money raised goes straight to the charity for all the equipment. Any donations will make a big difference and really help:)

East African Playgrounds has built over 300 playgrounds across Uganda in schools, community centres are refugee settlements. These playgrounds are not only a vital space to have fun, make friends and play together but also they have proven to increase school attendance and enrolment, reduced antisocial behaviour and increase the perceived importance of children having their childhoods. Alongside building playgrounds East African Playgrounds also run educational play programmes.

What a difference your donation makes
£5.11 can give one child their childhood back through access to a safe, fun and child-focussed playground.

£21.83 can educate a teacher on the importance of including play in education and creates a peer network for them to share their learning in.

£73.80 can equip a street connected young person with everything they need to learn the basics of welding, from their own set of work boots through to ear defenders and glasses.

£131 can teach a community of caregivers and educators about the importance of play at home and school, as well as how to maintain their playground.

£197.61 can train a street connected young person for a month to become a qualified builder or welder through our apprenticeship scheme.

If you would like to find out more about my volunteering project (and maybe sign up to join me) then head to this webpage https://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/volunteer-project Olivia Brill