East African Playgrounds

East African Playgrounds is a UK registered charity and international NGO, focused on East Africa, primarily Uganda.

We believe that all children deserve to have a safe, fun and exciting place to play, so they can access all the benefits that play has to offer for their learning, development and wellbeing.

By volunteering with East African Playgrounds on our Uganda Volunteer Project you will experience four incredible weeks. Living and volunteering within a local community to help transform a community school by building an amazing new playground from start to finish with a team of trained Ugandan builders and welders. You will also assist on our creative play programme to inspire children at a school to learn, explore and develop themselves.

At the weekends, you’ll have the chance to explore the wonders of Uganda, from discovering the animals on safari to explore the mighty River Nile or taking a relaxing walk along the banks of the river on horseback ... there is something for everyone.

You’ll be guided by our Ugandan build team as well as the international leaders to volunteer alongside the children and community you will be impacting. The whole project comes together on the playground opening day when you will get to see your hard work in action as you celebrate with traditional singing, dancing, food and of course-playing on the new, high quality, safe, fun playground you’ve helped build. 

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East African Playgrounds Reviews

The Best Time of My Life!

I volunteered with EAP in the summer of 2016, and I still can't stop thinking about it. The work this charity does is incredible. After spending a tiring week building a playground for the Hands of Hope Orphanage in Uganda and then watching as the kids ran to swings and slides at the opening day, all of us volunteers were moved to tears. I don't think I've ever seen such joy before. The people working at EAP were kind and supportive throughout both fundraising and whilst we were out there. I cannot recommend this volunteering experience enough and wish I could do it again.

By: Chelsea Smith
Nationality: United Kingdom
Age: 20

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