Matthew Young I've registered to be part of a team that is building playgrounds in Uganda and I am trying to raise £2000 to make it possible.
The UN includes the right to play in its Convention on the Rights of the Child, however it is often overlooked. I live in Ireland and the ability to play is a given there. I remember fondly how much joy it brought me and it seriously improved my social skills.
I would like to be part of the effort to decrease the number of childhood's without play. Giving children an area to play in will give them a chance to develop their motor, social, cognitive and problem-solving skills. It also holds true that play alleviates stress, improves concentration and helps children who are living through difficulties, which many in this area are.
What makes the Gorilla Trek appealing to me is that it allows me to help create an environment where play is possible.
Your donation could go toward:
-£10 to build a toy giraffe for the children in the community to play with
-£15 builds a motorbike out of tyres
-£20 builds safety equipment for a disadvantaged young adult, helping them to be safe as they start their work with East African Playgrounds
Every penny that I raise will go to a non-profit focused on developing East Africa.
Of the £2000 I raise, £300 will go to the Ugandan Wildlife Authority to help the conservation effort of the gorillas I will be visiting. £600 will go on project costs of food, accommodation, travel. Most of this will go to the non-profit trek company, The Home of Edirisa, who support the communities that we trek through. The remaining £1100 will go directly to East African Playgrounds to fund their work.
Please donate anything you can to help give children a complete childhood Matthew Young