Are you looking to enhance your CV? Get experience in the International Development and Third Sector with our trusted partner, Play Action International. You will be building a playground in the heart of East Africa for a transformative 2 to 4 week summer opportunity in Uganda or Kenya, gaining a global outlook, discovering a new culture and creating a legacy from which thousands of children will benefit from.
Fully immerse yourself in a cultural opportunity that'll give you first-hand work experience in the international development sector, and create a long term and sustainable legacy of play. With over a decade of experience, and with ethics, sustainability, fun and adventure at the heart of their volunteering programmes, Play Action International is the perfect opportunity for your volunteering adventure! They pride themselves on providing a sustainable in-country programme that meets the needs of the community and is led by local communities.
Volunteers will help transform a community school field by building an amazing new playground from start to finish. As well as this, they will take part in an Arts and Play program to inspire the children at a school to learn, explore, and develop themselves whilst giving them a great place to play.
Volunteers should be prepared to enjoy basic shared accommodation in spare classrooms at the schools where they are volunteering, with mattresses on the floor and mosquito nets. There is no electricity in the schools and volunteers will need to fetch water from the local water pump.
Volunteers will also have the opportunity to go on an African safari, kayak on The River Nile, bungee jump, quad bike, horse ride and so much more!
With 44.3% of the population of East Africa under the age of 14, a lack of child-friendly places to play and an incredibly high level of youth unemployment across the East Africa; investment in child development is now more vital than ever.
You might also want to raise enough for additional weekend activities such as a safari, or water sports excursion. There is no need to do this as there are lots of fun, free weekend activities, but some volunteers spend up to £600 doing these