Marisa Beale What better way to spend my last summer before i get a real job! I'm going to be spending 21 days in Uganda next summer with the amazing charity - East African Playgrounds.

Join me in helping build a playground in Uganda! I have signed up to East African Playgrounds Gorilla Trek to help raise funds and build a playground in Uganda this summer. 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, make friends and play together but also they have been proven to increase school attendance and enrolment, reduce antisocial behaviour and increase the perceived importance of children having their childhoods.

Alongside building playgrounds East African Playgrounds also run educational play programmes which increase the use of play-based teaching, resulted in deeper more connected learning outcomes. And as part of the construction of the playgrounds EAP provides a welding apprenticeship programme for street connected young people, providing them with the skills, knowledge and experiences to create a prosperous future for themselves.

What 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.

Marisa Beale