Tasha Marino Next summer I am traveling to rural Uganda so that I have the chance to build a playground that will provide essential developmental skills for children in need. I will be in Uganda for three weeks from which the first few days will be trekking through the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Building a playground is beneficial as It is proven that Active play is key in developing motor and social skills and has shown to raise IQ. This will provide these children with greater life skills and higher job prospects.
Play is also a key part in kinaesthetic learning by taking the lessons out of the classroom and into the playground.
e.g. gravity and momentum can be shown and taught through the use of swings and seesaws.

Examples of what you can fund with a donation are:

£10 builds a toy giraffe for the children of the community to play with

£15 builds a motorbike out of tires, allowing kids to engage their creativity in roleplay scenarios

£20 funds safety equipment for a disadvantaged young adult, helping them to be safe as they start their meaningful employment with EAP

£50 builds a table with space for board games such as checkers or snakes and ladders!

This charity is the perfect example of the proverb "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime".
They do not just build a playground but train local people in transferable skills such as welding and construction which is used to build these playgrounds. they also provide the teachers with ideas and concepts that will stimulate the learning of the students.
Tasha Marino