Kiara Taylor According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, every child has a right to play. Play is not only essential for a child’s mental and social well-being, but many studies indicate that play increases concentration and imagination... not to mention that play greatly improves a child’s IQ. Unfortunately, in Africa there are few safe places for children to play but with your donations I will go to Uganda to help change that!

During my three week stay in Uganda, I will build a playground for local children and trek through the country to get up-close and personal with some of the last surviving wild silverback gorillas. Part of the money that you donate will go towards preserving the habitat of these gorillas and the rest will go towards my accommodation and, of course, building the playground. Kiara Taylor