Getting rural preschoolers in Ghana and Uganda school-ready
Lively Minds are thrilled to be one of ten finalists (from 627 proposals) for the LEGO Foundation ‘Build a World of Play’ challenge! The LEGO Foundation is awarding five grants of $30 million and $15 million to support substantial contributions to the lives of young children and spark a global movement to prioritise early childhood development.
The Lively Minds programme
Working through government, the Lively Minds programme builds the skills and confidence of marginalised, rural mothers to run educational Play Schemes, and provide nurturing care for their children at home.
This improves the quality of life and life-chances for rural children, whilst empowering parents and communities.
"The Lively Minds programme is an effective and potentially scalable way to improve children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development and health, which constitute critical components of school readiness. The positive effects on cognitive development are particularly strong for children living in the most socio-economically deprived households".
Institute for Fiscal Studies and Innovations for Poverty Actions Randomised Control Trial 2017-2018