Our Covid-19 response
Schools closed in Ghana and Uganda in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With ongoing restrictions in place, our Play Schemes and community-based work were put on hold. In response, we set-up a radio show: "Lively Minds Together".
The show supports rural parents in Ghana and Uganda to provide learning and care at home. We piloted Lively Minds Together in April in three languages, and it has since gone from strength to strength.
It has been adopted as an official Ghana Education Service programme and now runs in 16 local languages across Ghana and one in Uganda.
It is delivered in both countries by local government officers, and has an estimated reach of over 2 million households across some of the poorest, rural areas.
At an event in 2020 to officially launch the programme in Ghana, the Minister for Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh said:
“[Lively Minds Together] has incredible potential to contribute to the transformation of Early Childhood Care and Education in Ghana.”