Quality Education

Play is an important part of a child's development. It's also instinctive, so we use it as our primary teaching tool

An estimated 67 million children around the world do not attend school regularly. By making play a part of the school day, we see better attendance, and in some cases, even ​increased enrollment in schools.

We train local teachers and community leaders as Coaches to deliver our play-based educational programs before, during and after classes on a weekly basis. The impact is felt on multiple levels: improved quality of education delivered in schools and open lines of communication between students and their teachers. With play as an incentive, attendance rates are improving and children are more actively engaged in their lessons, which leads to better learning.

Play is also a chance for students to engage with each other, improving their communication and decision-making skills, encouraging teamwork and cooperation skills, and building up their confidence and leadership qualities.

The proof is in the partnerships

The success of our programs is recognized by governments around the world. After 20 years without a plan for early childhood education, we helped the Government of Benin develop a curriculum for its youngest citizens based on our play-based learning model. In Rwanda, our activities are approved for use in primary schools across the country and we have helped develop a national physical education and health curriculum. Today, our play activities also form the basis of the physical education curriculum delivered in all of Thailand's Burmese refugee camp schools.

STORY: Meet Daphine...
Washing hands

Our games and activities teach childr​​en important life-saving lessons, like how to wash their hands and use a mosquito net.

Our impact in this area ​​​​​​​​
Little girl peace sign

​The joy of play transcends​ ethnic, cultural and historical divides. When children play together, they learn skills to live peacefully.

​Our impact in this area ​​​​​​