The East African Playground’s Two Week Project has everything you could ever want from a volunteering experience overseas. This project is perfect for the employed, or those with children, due to the more accessible time frame.
The project was set up by Emma Hartley, who first came to Uganda with us in 2014 leading a school group. Falling in love with Uganda and the work we do at EAP, Emma wanted to be able to share her experiences with others and so, together, we created the Two Week Project, designed to suit those outside of University.
Being part of this project will mean you live and volunteer at a local school working closely with the local community. During the morning you will help build a fantastic playground and during the afternoon you will help run amazing arts and play programs with the children and teachers of the school. However, do not worry it is not all work without play; you will have the opportunity to take on the white water of the River Nile, bungee jump, or go on Safari to see the incredible wildlife Uganda has to offer. The project finishes up with an incredible open day, a day of celebrating all the hard work that has been put in and a day of simply playing together. This project has a special feeling to it as it is driven by the simple passion of one person to be able to have a larger impact on the world.
“I feel privileged to have been part of such a worthwhile and valuable charity project and having the hands on experience with building the project and playing with the children was life changing. I am excited to travel back out to Uganda with EAP this summer and hope to make this an annual mission.”
Emma Hartley 2015