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. You will work alongside local communities to build simulating and exciting playgrounds, run arts and games programmes as well as developing long-term employment and training opportunities for young people across East Africa.
- 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
- Duration: Two weeks
- Dates: Saturday 11th August > Saturday 25th August 2018
- Accommodation: Very basic accommodation
- Fundraising: In addition to the project 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. We, and your Team Leader, will support you in your fundraising activities
Project Fees: £1300 approximately (dependent on flights) (all first-time volunteers are eligible for our £250 bursary, which would make total fees payable approximately £1050)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 2018
Selection Event – DATE TBC
Read full details on the Uganda project and learn how to apply here
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INFORMATION SESSION - City Campus
We are hosting an information session for each project over the next two weeks, where we will talk specifically about a particular project, as well as the volunteering process. If you have 10 minutes to spare, please feel free to drop by and find out more (dates for each session below).
City Campus Tuesday 28th November, Calverley 211, 5.00 - 6.00 pm
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