Isabella Hobbs

In August 2018, myself and a group of Exeter RAG students will be travelling to Uganda with East African Playgrounds. We’ll be building a playground at a local school, where it will be enjoyed by hundreds of children for many years to come. East African Playgrounds employ over 40 disadvantaged young adults, and have built over 100 playgrounds across Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya, including 10 playgrounds in refugee camps, helping some of the most vulnerable children in the world. Often children in East Africa are not given the opportunity to think for themselves, make decisions or express opinions or ideas, and so as part of our volunteering, we'll be running Creative Play sessions at the school. Play is so important to children; it encourages creative learning and thinking, provides space to develop their imagination to use in education, employment, and life, but most importantly it gives children their childhood.

On top of this, we’ll also be taking part in a trek to see the last Silverback gorillas. A proportion of my fundraising total goes towards my Gorilla Permit from the Ugandan Wildlife Authority, a charity that work on conservation of Ugandan national parks and look after the endangered Silverback gorillas I will trek to see.

Please donate anything you can and keep an eye out for my fundraising events!

Isabella Hobbs