Lively Minds works to get pre-school children in rural Ghana and Uganda school-ready. 


Working through government we build the skills and confidence of marginalised mothers to run educational Play Schemes & provide nurturing care at home.  This improves the quality of life and life-chances for children, parents and the wider communities.

Our Programme

Understand more about our hybrid programme, how it works and why we do what we do...

The Play Schemes

Find out more about the carefully designed structure and pedagogy of the Play Schemes...

Our Impact

Read the results Policy Brief from the recent Randomised Control Trial of our programme in Ghana, and find out more about our impact on the school readiness of pre-school children...

the Lively Minds program 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

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We are lucky enough to partner with some of the world's most visionary organisations. For a further list of the individuals and organisations who have helped on our journey click here

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Registered address:  PO Box 72928,  London,  N13 4TL

Registered charity: 1125512

GHANA:                                             UGANDA:

Registered NGO:  DSW 6759            Registered NGO : 13025