Mercylin Nabawanda Where would we be without the magic of play?

Join me in this life changing opportunity to give a better childhood to children in Uganda, AFRICA!

This summer, the warm climate and friendly wildlife of UGANDA will be welcoming a group of volunteers with East African Playgrounds, a UK registered charity, to build playgrounds for children! East African Playgrounds has built over 300 playgrounds in nurseries, schools, community centres and refugee settlements. These playgrounds are a vital space to have fun, make friends and play together. They have proven to increase school attendance and overall enrollment. Playgrounds have also reduced antisocial behavior and also tackle mental health problems among people in these societies especially children.

What a difference your donation £ makes!
£5.11 gives one child access to a safe, fun and child-focused playground.
£21.83 educates a teacher on the importance of including play in education and creates a peer network for children 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 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 the apprenticeship scheme.

A teacher from Kawule Primary School explains how she is now able to use the newly constructed play ground at her school as a learning resource.
"Before the playground was installed, teaching was a struggle due to lack of resources. But ever since the playground was installed, I have been using the play shop for the children to learn through role play, resulting in the children grasping the topic much faster and with deeper understanding."

Alongside building playgrounds, the charity also runs educational play programmes which increase the use of play-based teaching, resulting in deeper and more connected learning outcomes.
And as part of the construction of the playgrounds EAP provides welding apprenticeship programmes for street connected young people, providing them with the skills, knowledge and experiences to create a prosperous future for themselves.

If you would like to find out more about my volunteering project (and maybe sign up to join me) then head to this web-page: Mercylin Nabawanda