Saphire Bankole In August 2020, I will be volunteering at a primary school in Uganda with East African Playgrounds. I have signed up to this project as it is such a worthy cause, and as you are all probably aware it is completely out of my comfort zone but it is SO important.

East African Playgrounds has built over 300 playgrounds across Uganda in schools, community centres are refugee settlements. These playgrounds are not only a vital space to have fun, make friends and play together but also they have proven to increase school attendance and enrolment, reduced antisocial behaviour and increase the perceived importance of children having their childhoods.

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.

So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE donate - however big or small. I will really appreciate it.

A HUGE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

If you would like to find out more about my volunteering project then head to this webpage - https://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/volunteer-project Saphire Bankole