East African PlaygroundsUganda – applications open

Aim: The East Africa Playgrounds (EAP) university project will provide current students with the opportunity to use their own skills and experiences to improve children's learning and environments. They will work with local communities to build stimulating and exciting playgrounds, as well as running arts and games programmes. They will also help to develop long-term employment and training opportunities for young people across East Africa.

Volunteer role: Teams of volunteers are recruited to help build playgrounds, working with skilled local tradesmen and EAP project leaders. The Ugandan welders will make the playground from scratch, with metal sourced in Uganda. Volunteers will be led by the site manager, completing tasks such as clearing the land, digging foundation holes, cementing the structure in place, and painting the finished playground. Afternoons will be spent in the school, working on arts and play activities with local children.

Project location: Jinja, Uganda 

Project dates: 11 August - 25 August 2018 (two weeks)

Team size: six – eight

The project costs £1,170

This includes:

  • return flight to Uganda
  • airport transfer in UK and Uganda
  • travel insurance
  • accommodation and food at the school
  • DBS check
  • Nottingham Trent Volunteering t-shirt and hoody.

What isn’t included?

  • personal spending money – £50 (although this amount is entirely up to you)
  • vaccination cost as advised by your GP
  • visa – £40
  • optional extension activities include:
    • weekend safari, including food, drinks and transport – £350 (payable to EAP in country)

The approximate overall cost: £1,610

Fundraising total: In addition to the project costs, each volunteer has to raise a minimum of £800 which will be donated to East African Playgrounds.

Apply here

For more information please contact the volunteering team.

Please note: should the costs of flights or transfers fall below those expected, reimbursements will be made.











Student Volunteer with child in Uganda