Kenneth (14) wants to spend his school holiday teaching village children in Northern Uganda how to play modern board games.
About the project
Children in Uganda can be no worse at problem-solving than their international counterparts are and the Village Board Game Project helps ensure that children develop a range of helpful skills, even in the most deprived areas, where creativity and inspiration is hard to find.
Kenneth is now 14 and has now taught many children how to play the various board games that we have at the Chrysalis Centre, which is based in one of Kampala's slums, known as the Acholi Quarter.
He particularly is a fan of Ticket to Ride and in the video explains what skills you need to succeed at the game. We like to offer a range of different games suitable for different abilities, from "My First Monopoly" to complex games like Agricola, Descent and Runebound, for the older children.
Kenneth 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 games!
Kenneth is also a writer and editor of the Acholi Quarter Youth News and in the future could be a boardgame designer, bringing much-needed income and creating intellectual property for the people of Uganda to benefit from.
There is more information about the Butterfly Project at http://cyen.org.uk, which teaches young people to be changemakers.