Lively Minds partners with local governments and trains them in the importance of early childhood education and play. The government team will cascade this to the teachers who will in turn recruit mothers from the community to lead in Play Schemes. The mothers lead the Play Schemes, and the children learn through games that strengthen their numeracy, literacy and creativity. Majority of the mothers are illiterate and having gone through the training, their confidence and knowledge increased, benefitting not just themselves, but their children and their families.
“Those in the past did not learn enough. Those we are currently teaching are smart and far different. They are able to think faster than those who did not have the chance to play in the Play Scheme.”
-Dorcas, Mother from Gowrie Tingre, Bongo, Ghana