Ruth Cooper-Haime Play is a such an important part of childhood, not only does it provide children with the ability to have fun and make friends, but it is proven to enhance social skills, problem solving abilities and improve concentration at school. A playground is like a classroom in disguise, giving children the opportunity to learn in exciting ways outside of the conventional classroom.

East African Playgrounds has built over 300 playgrounds across Uganda in schools, community centres and refugee settlements. These playgrounds are not only a vital space to have fun and make friends, but they have also proven to increase school attendance, reduce anti-social behaviour and ultimately benefit children across all aspects of their childhood. The charity also runs educational play programmes, using play-based teaching to enhance learning, and provides welding apprenticeship programmes for young people on the street, providing them with the skills and knowledge to enter the workplace and create a prosperous future for themselves.

East African Playgrounds is a fantastic charity with the ability to have a real impact on the lives of children with your support through donations. I hope you will share in my passion for this charity by helping to raise funds and contributing towards the playground that I will be building in Uganda in June 2020. Please join me in my fundraising effort and donate today!

Where does your money go?

£5.11 can give one child access to a safe, fun playground.
£21.83 can educate a teacher on the importance of including play in education
£73.80 can equip a 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 an apprenticeship scheme.

If you would like any more information on East African Playgrounds and their work visit: https://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/ Ruth Cooper-Haime