Patrick wants to spend his school holiday teaching rural village children in Uganda how to play the Pathfinder roleplaying game
About the project
Children in Uganda can be no less imaginative than their international counterparts and the Village Roleplaying Project helps ensure that children develop their imagination, even in the most deprived areas, where creativity and inspiration is hard to find.
Patrick is now 13 and has now taught more than 50 children how to roll dice, how to fight monsters and how to solve problems they encounter in roleplaying adventures.
Patrick is one of seven young changemakers on the Butterfly Project, who are learning leadership skills by taking part in the Kingmaker roleplaying campaign. He himself is also running the first part of the adventure for younger children, who are interested in the roleplaying, which is one of many activities that take place at the Chrysalis Centre in Kampala.
Patrick is now on holiday and he wants to use his break to travel to the remote rural area of Koro, where Chrysalis has another centre to inspire children to be changemakers. He needs $100 (approx £60) to make the trip and spend several days at the Chrysalis Centre Koro, which is 300km from Kampala. We'll take photos and give out feedback on how the local children react to the adventures!
In future, Patrick plans to write some adventures based around local historical stories, that he will be able to run in villages and slums and encourage others to write their own adventures and earn money for their local communities.
There is more information about the Butterfly Project at http://cyen.org.uk, which teaches young people to be changemakers and also on the Paizo blog, which discusses the roleplaying project particularly. Paizo supported us with substantial amounts of materials last year.