Louise Sherry Where would we be without the magic of play?

Join me in fundraising £2200 for East African Playgrounds to help build a school playground in Uganda! This summer I will be taking part in EAP’s Gorilla Trek to live and work within a local community, providing the gift of play by helping to build a school playground from the foundations up.

Over the past 10 years, East African Playgrounds has built over 300 playgrounds across Uganda in schools, community centres and refugee settlements. The impact these playgrounds make are truly unparalleled; they are not only a vital space to let children be children, but multiple long-term studies have proven their significance in increasing school attendance, reducing anti-social behaviour, and greatly benefitting social skills, cognitive and motor abilities, concentration, communication, and imagination. By merely adding play to a child’s life, the benefits of raised IQ and greater achievement at school directly lead to life-changing higher rates of employment and wages in adulthood.

This is how much of a difference your donation makes:
£5.11 can give one child their childhood back through access to a safe, fun and child-focused playground.
£21.83 can educate a teacher on the importance of including play in education and creates a peer network for them 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 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 our apprenticeship scheme.

This one summer will benefit so many children for so many years to come, so if you would like to find out more about my Gorilla Trek (and maybe sign up to join me) then head to this webpage: https://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/gorillatrek2019
Louise Sherry