Clare Halligan Growing up in Uganda is worlds away from growing up in the UK
After decades of political unrest and conflict, 8 million children live in poverty. Time out of school is
spent working or helping at home. Half the population is under 15, therefore classes in schools are huge and resources are stretched due lack of funding. This, combined with a system of learning through reciting facts, children don’t get the chance to be creative, use their imaginations and most importantly be children.
Since 2009, East African Playgrounds has been installing playgrounds in schools, to give Uganda’s
children the chance to play. They train teachers in play theory, and how to incorporate the playground
into lessons, as well as how to care for it. They use high quality local materials so our playgrounds are sustainable and locally sourced.
Play provides countless proven benefits including social skills, cognitive abilities, problem solving and
fine motor skills. Adding play to a child’s life can lead to significantly raised IQs, greater
achievement at school and even higher rates of employment and wages in adulthood.
Any and All Donations would be so appreciated as this is a project that can change the lives of some many young people Clare Halligan