Kristina Nicolaou Living as a child in Uganda is hard, due to a range of things such as lack of education and resources - something that many of us in this country do not experience. Even though the idea of building a playground seems like such a simple thing that many children in the UK have easy access too, it is different for children in Uganda. Many children do not have toys of their own which they can play with and many children also take on responsibilities from a young age. Therefore, the reason why I have decided to help raise money for East African playgrounds is due to the fact that building playgrounds means it gives them all the development benefits that play has to offer giving them tools for future success. Kristina Nicolaou