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East African Playgrounds

East African Playgrounds is a UK registered charity that aims to change the lives of children across East Africa by developing children’s learning opportunities and environments. We work alongside local communities to build simulating and exciting playgrounds, run arts and games programs as well as developing long term employment and training opportunities for young people across East Africa.

Volunteer role(s):

  • Live in a rural community outside Jinga in Uganda
  • Work alongside Ugandan staff to build a playground for the community that is hosting you
  • Digging foundations with basic hand tools
  • Sanding metal work which will be placed and welded by the Ugandan staff
  • Painting and decorating the playground in line with the communities wishes
  • Arts, play and sports activities with the young people from the community

Project location: Jinga, Uganda

Project dates: August/September 2017

Team size: 10

Cost: £1,500 (Each first time volunteer will get £250 off this price)

Fundraising: In addition to the fees each volunteer has to raise a minimum of £800 which will be donated to East African Playgrounds to cover the costs of the playground and the staff who work for EAP.

Application deadline: Extended till January

Selection event: Individual interviews can be organised

Apply now

Click here to apply and follow our step by step guide to applying through InPlace below.

Step by Step guide PDF

Uganda 2017 Volunteer Information DOCX

Application problems

Having problems accessing InPlace? Please email us on volunteering@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or ring 0113 8129295 with your name and student ID number. We will have a look at the system and help you with the application process. Thank you

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