Zara Hilbocus Having facilities to play with is often something we took for granted growing up, but it is a crucial part of childhood growth.
This is why I, along with your help, chose to work with East African Playground Gorilla trek to raise funds and build a playground in Uganda this summer. East African Playground has already built over 300 playgrounds for the children in schools, community centres and refugee settlements across Uganda and this is a cause that I want to be a part of and contribute too.
The act of play is so important to a child in having fun, making friends and letting the imagination go wild but even more importantly, schools with a playground have been proven to increase attendance and enrolment and reduced antisocial behaviour.

The results of East African Playground's work can be seen with a teacher from Kawule Primary School who was unable to engage the students due to the lack of resources. "Before the playground was installed, I would struggle to teach topics, such as budgeting and money, due to lack of resources. But ever since the playground was installed, I have been using the play shop for the children to learn through role-play, resulting in the children grasping the topic much faster and with deeper understanding." The before and after are a stark contrast to each other. A new playground allowed the children to learn actively.

Every little donation you could make will literally make the biggest difference.

What a difference your donation makes
£5.11 can give one child their childhood back through access to a safe, fun and child-focused 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.

If you would like to find out more about my Gorilla Trek then head to this web-page https://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/gorillatrek2019

When you donate please select to donate with gift aid : ) Zara Hilbocus