Linh Hoang Hi there!

Thank you for taking your time to read this and I promise not to take too much of your time!

In the summer of 2019 myself and other volunteers will be volunteering in Uganda with the charity East African Playgrounds on their Gorilla Trek to raise £2,000. I will be spending 3 weeks in Uganda which will involve taking on the terrains of Africa, trekking to see the last remaining Silverback Mountain Gorillas and building a playground for a school.

Playing has wonderful benefits for a child's development such as physical, cognitive, social and emotional. I do believe that each child should have the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of childhood and by building a playground it would benefit their development. As well as this, it provides them a space to explore and express their individual greatness.

I hope to raise £2,000 for the children of Uganda. Of the £2,000, £300 will go to the Uganda Wildlife Authority to protect the last remaining Silverback Mountain Gorilla's which I will be visiting, £600 will go towards the project such as food, accommodation, travel and mainly towards the non-project trek company, the Home of Edirisa who support the communities we will trek through. The remaining will go directly to East African Playgrounds to fund their incredible work, helping to empower disadvantaged children.

I am also fundraising for my flights, so any money I raise above the £2,000 can be reimbursed by East African Playgrounds to me (upon request), up to the cost of my flight.

A further breakdown of the costs can be found at:
https://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/gorilla-trek-details

*What difference your donation makes*

£5.11 gives one child their childhood back through access to safe, fun and child-focussed playgrounds.

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

£73.80 equips a former street child with everything they need to learn the basics of welding, from their own set of work boots through to ear defenders and glasses.

£131 teachers a community of care-givers and educators about the importance of play at home and school as well as how to maintain their playground.

£197.61 trains a former street child for a month, helping them to become a qualified builder or welder through the East African Playgrounds apprentice scheme.

Please share this fundraising page and donate as little or much as you can as every donation counts which will go towards making the lives of the children better.

Further information about the charity or about the Gorilla Trek can be found on their website.

Thank you so much in advance,

Linh Hoang
Linh Hoang