• Lively Minds appears in The Economist as an example of the multiple benefits that come from putting more emphasis on early childhood development.  

  • Lively Minds is featured as a case-study  in Journeys to Scale   - The Center for Education Innovations and UNICEF conducted on a comprehensive search and selection of promising ideas and practices in education through the Innovations in Education Global Initiative.The resulting report, Journeys to Scale, documents these innovations’ efforts to increase their impact, and includes lessons learned on the great journey to scale up programs with high disruption potential.


  • We were one of 5 winners of the Innovations in Education Competition run by UNICEF Innovations Unit and Results for Development to find potentially transformative innovative education programs in the developing world.

  • We were one the 10 Champions of the Re-Imagine Learning Competition run by Lego Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers selected out of over 630 entries from 63 countries by a panel of expert judges.


  • Our founder & CEO, Alison, was a finalist in the Clarins/YOU Magazine Dynamisante Woman of the Year award


  • In November 2011 our founder and CEO, Alison Naftalin won the prestigious Civil Service Award for Volunteering



  • Our founder and CEO Alison Naftalin was selected out of 2000 people to be a finalist in the Vodafone World of Difference Award


  • We were shortlisted in the best new charity category for the Times Charity Awards

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