Sammie Greenwood Please join me in helping build a playground in Uganda!! I have signed up to East African Playgrounds Gorilla Trek to help raise money and build a playground in Uganda this summer, as well as this I will be going on different adventures around Uganda which will be a once in a lifetime experience for me. This includes visiting the last remaining silverback gorillas in their natural habitat!

Growing up in England as a child we take the playgrounds at our schools and local parks for granted, in Uganda some children would have never been able to experience playing in a park before. This might not seem like a big deal to some people, but not many know the impact it can make on a child's learning and development when they get the chance to have fun and play. East African Playgrounds has built over 300 playgrounds across Uganda. These of which have proven to increase school attendance and enrolment, reduced antisocial behaviour and increase the perceived importance of children having their childhoods.

From gaining a new playground a teacher from Kawule Primary School explains how she is now able to use it as a learning resource.
"Before the playground was installed, I would struggle to teach topics, such as budgeting and money, due to lack of resources. But ever since the playground was installed, I have been using the play shop for the children to learn through role play, resulting in the children grasping the topic much faster and with deeper understanding."

I am really excited that I am getting the chance to make a difference and help benefit the lives of these children. A playground can last for years and bring so much happiness to many, I would really appreciate any donations given to help me reach my goal and make this possible!!

What a difference your donation makes
£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 will be paying for my own flights and jabs, if I am lucky enough to raise over the target amount of £2,200 any additional money would help towards these !
If you would like to find out more about my Gorilla Trek then head to this webpage https://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/gorillatrek2019
Thankyou :) Sammie Greenwood