Welcome to Play Action International, formerly East African Playgrounds in the UK. Read about our rebrand.


Though we have unfortunately had to postpone our 2021 volunteer trips, we are now SO looking forward to summer 2022 and are confident that you will be able to have one of the BEST summers of your life!

We have over 10 years’ experience safely delivering life-shaping experiences for volunteers including during several Ebola outbreaks and national elections! All of our activities are risk assessed and insured, and once out in Uganda you will be supported by our highly experienced, local team.

Uganda currently has one of the lowest rates of COVID-19 infection and mortality in the world. Where the UK is currently 7th highest the world in terms of total number of country cases with 4,581,006, Uganda stands at 108th with 64,521 cases. In terms of total number of deaths, UK is currently 6th in the world with 127,917 deaths, and Uganda is 123rd with 159 deaths. For the total number of cases per million population, the UK stands at 48th (67,716 cases per million), with Uganda at 170th (1,410 cases per million). Numbers correct as of 16/06/2021.

Even though our volunteer projects have been postponed again, the charity will continue doing its vital work across Africa whilst prioritizing the safety of our Ugandan team and the communities we work in, as long as the government allows.

We are committed to ensuring you will be able to stay clean and safe when out in Uganda. We are currently going back to playgrounds we’ve built across Uganda and installing hand-washing facilities to help children and communities reduce the spread of COVID-19. These facilities will be installed at each playground we build from now on, and strict sanitization measures will be put in place on project.

Our team in the UK and Uganda are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and guidance to ensure that we can keep you up to date with everything you need to know. If you have any other concerns or want to chat things through, we’re here for you!