The LEGO Foundation Launches Global Partnerships Supporting Learning Through Play
The LEGO Foundation has announced partnerships with the Aga Khan Foundation, BRAC, Right To Play, UNICEF, VVOB - education for development, and RTI International. Each organisation will integrate Learning through Play pedagogies into the official in-service teacher professional development systems for primary school teachers in Kenya, Bangladesh, Ghana, Rwanda and Vietnam, and conduct cross-country research, respectively. Collectively this will benefit an estimated five million children aged 6-12 years, 190,000 teachers, and three million parents and community stakeholders.
“The LEGO Foundation is committed to working with teachers and education systems in using the transformative power of play to improve learning for millions of children all over the world,” said Sarah Bouchie, Head of Global Programmes at the LEGO Foundation. “Through these partnerships teachers in our partner countries will be better supported as they respond to the complex needs of learners.”
The partnership will activate with the help of Right to Play Ghana, in partnership with five district governments and the Ministry of Education, the project will extend the use of Learning through Play teacher training package to 312 primary schools. This will expand Learning through Play pedagogy coverage of all 451 government primary schools in the five districts. It will build the capacity of 1,870 teachers and benefit 65,520 children in 312 primary schools. It will also reach approximately 14,400 parents and community members, building their support for Learning through Play both in school and at home.