Shannon Yang I've signed up to the Gorilla Trek with the charity, East African Playgrounds to raise £2,000 to help bring the gift of play to the children of Uganda. This summer, I will spend three weeks in Uganda, to not only find the last remaining Silverback Mountain Gorilla's as well as living and working within a local community to build a playgrounds for a school.
A playground is a classroom in disguise, children don't know they are learning, they don't feel like they are learning, but really they are taking in the whole world whilst playing with their friends.
I strongly believe every child deserve the chance to play in a vibrant and safe space, especially those who has expereiced trauma.

I want to give this gift to the children of Uganda, can you please help by donating towards my fundraising. Any amount would be appreciated.

£5.11 gives one child their childhood back through access to a safe, fun and child focussed playground.
£21.83 educated a teacher on the importance of including play in education and creates a peer network for them to share their learning in.
£73.80 equips a former street child with everything they need to learn the basics of welding, from their own set of work boots through to ear defenders and glasses.
£131 teaches a community of care-givers and educators about the importance of play at home and school, as well as how to maintain their playground.
£197.61 trains a former street child for a month, helping them to become a qualified builder or welder through our apprenticeship scheme.

A breakdown of where the costs go can be found at https://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/gorilla-trek-details

Thank you for taking the time to read it and donate.

I am also fundraising for my flights, so any money that I raise above the £2000 can be reimbursed by East African Playgrounds to me (upon request), up to the cost of my flight. Shannon Yang