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Play Action International (formerly East African Playgrounds) provides a brighter future to the lives of children across Uganda and Africa, enhancing children’s future prospects by improving learning environments, opportunities and creativity through building playgrounds and creative play education. To date, Play Action International has built over 350+ playgrounds and given over 530,000+ children access to a childhood. You can make a difference and volunteer with Play Action International in Uganda for four weeks with a team from Manchester University.
You will help transform a community school, leaving a legacy for thousands of children in Uganda to benefit from for years by building an amazing new playground from start to finish alongside our amazing team in Uganda. You will also get to experience and assist with our play based education programmes to inspire children at school to learn, explore and develop through creative sessions. You will live and integrate within a local community, work alongside our Ugandan builders as well as the children and school you will be volunteering at.
Imagine the sense of reward and pride you will feel on your playground’s opening day, seeing the excitement of the children who have been longing to play on the playground you and your friends have poured your heart and soul into building. To then have everything you’ve worked for be put in perspective when you see the smiles, the joy and the laughter on children's faces as they get to experience a childhood they deserve.
£1,500 fundraising target, which includes in country costs, the playground build, and a general donation to Play Action International to expand our work
Weekend activities i.e. Safari, Water sports £0-£600.