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Weʼre raising £7,500 to empower women and children in vulnerable communities through PLAY!

Gaborone, Botswana

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Learn to Play Botswana is pioneering early childhood intervention for some of the most vulnerable communities across Botswana.

Founded & led by Raising Education Within Africa, we are offering children access to early learning opportunities through play.

Our programme is based on international best practice for holistic development of the children we serve, whilst also empowering marginalised mothers to establish Community Initiated Playgroups that are focused on child impact, scalability, and sustainability. In fact, you can sponsor a child to attend our Playgroups for less than $1 a day.

The Learn to Play programme (known as Ithute Go Tshameka locally) is designed around 6 Mamapreneurs providing a two-hour playgroup on a daily basis for 36 children at a time. Each session is structured around a child-centred routine involving play-based activities that develop children’s language, numeracy, problem solving, motor skills as well as social and emotional development - establishing a bridge between a child’s community life and formal education.

Learn to Play Playgroups are high impact, cost effective, non-centre based programmes that give children and mamapreneurs access to a collection of a carefully crafted curriculum and educational play materials through a "Playgroup in a Box" - a resource kit which includes everything the community needs to run the playgroup for an entire year!

There are 3 key philosophies that underpin our programme and our approach:

1. Learning through play

2. Empowerment

3. Sustainable Solutions

How can you help?

Sponsor a Mamapreneur for a year: $480.00

Sponsor a child to attend Ithute Go Tshameka for a year: $160.00

Sponsor a ‘Playgroup in A Box ’ per year: $1,200.00

Our playgroups ensure that both the mamapreneurs and children walk away having gained positively from the experience, where children are better equipped for the next stage of life as a result of our intervention - breaking the cycle of poverty and lack of opportunity.

Quality early childhood intervention for children under five should not be a luxury.

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    • Sonny


      Mar 8, 2020

      Keep it up Pinks. Great work.


    • Nidhi Gupta

      Nidhi Gupta

      Mar 3, 2020

      keep up the Great work Learn to Play!


    • Marc Carey

      Marc Carey

      Jul 15, 2019

      Fantastic work - thank you


    • Anonymous


      Jul 9, 2019

      Wishing you the very best. Fantastic initiative.

    • Deepa Ramachandran

      Deepa Ramachandran

      Nov 15, 2018

      Keep being awesome.


    • Lorato  Bojosi-Paulos

      Lorato Bojosi-Paulos

      Oct 26, 2018

      Hi How else can one support your organization e.g possibly do a garden project with the children so that we can teach them how to grow their own food.


    • Divya Anantharaman

      Divya Anantharaman

      Aug 21, 2018

      All the best Pinky!


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