ruben silva In summer 2020 i will be helping the EastAfrican charity build playgrounds for ugandan children through Gorilla Trek.
East African Playgrounds has built over 300 playgrounds across Uganda in schools, community centres are refugee settlements.
These playgrounds aren't just for socialising with one another, but the playgrounds have increased the school attendance in its local area and kids have enjoyed going to school opposed to before they were built.

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 programmes for street connected young people, providing them with the skills, knowledges and experiences to create a prosperous future for themselves.

£5.11 can give one child their childhood back through access to a safe, fun and child-focussed 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.

I want the children around other parts of the world to have a closer upbringing in which i was fortunate to have. Building East African playgrounds, will make this vision a reality and ill get to see a whole new country and learn about their culture in the process. ruben silva