KEY PHILOSOPHIES FOR IMPACT

START EARLY

We invest early, to give every child a fair chance in life from the start.

FAIR CHANCE

We invest equitably, because the children with the least benefit the most.

HOLISTIC APPROACH

We invest smartly – not only in education, but also in health, nutrition & protection as they all work together to promote healthy brain development.

MODEL OF IMPACT

Our children are Botswana’s true diamonds, and our approach reflects Botswana’s strength in the natural environment, our cultural heritage and our community. That’s why we have created the Teemane (Diamond) Model of Impact.

The ease of delivery, scalability & sustainability of the Learn To Play model at low-cost has led to the augmentation of access to quality early learning in Botswana. Our holistic approach to education is uplifting parents, children, teachers and the larger community. Learn To Play has increased the number of children who are well nourished, protected from infection & disease and protected from violence & toxic stress. Furthermore, the Learn To Play model strengthens family-child relationships as parents are provided parenting support, workshops and home visits.

Currently, we’re building the first community early childhood centre in Botswana in a critical wildlife corridor. We’re partnering with UNHCR to start a playgroup in Dukwi Refugee Camp. The learnings from this project will allow us to develop a model for implementing parenting & play programmes in refugee camps across the continent.

MODEL OF IMPACT

Our children are Botswana’s true diamonds, and our approach reflects Botswana’s strength in the natural environment, our cultural heritage and our community. That’s why we have created the Teemane (Diamond) Model of Impact.

The ease of delivery, scalability & sustainability of the Learn To Play model at low-cost has led to the augmentation of access to quality early learning in Botswana. Our holistic approach to education is uplifting parents, children, teachers and the larger community. Learn To Play has increased the number of children who are well nourished, protected from infection & disease and protected from violence & toxic stress. Furthermore, the Learn To Play model strengthens family-child relationships as parents are provided parenting support, workshops and home visits.

Currently, we’re building the first community early childhood centre in Botswana in a critical wildlife corridor. We’re partnering with UNHCR to start a playgroup in Dukwi Refugee Camp. The learnings from this project will allow us to develop a model for implementing parenting & play programmes in refugee camps across the continent.

COMMUNITY

IMPACTED

11 Communities

Kgosi Mwezi has always placed child development at the centre of community development and shares his positive experience with Learn to Play. He observed the children’s newfound confidence and emotional maturity after participating in our programme. “They are thriving at primary school. All of them are so comfortable in both a home and school environment”. Being one of the first village chiefs to see the effectiveness of our programme firsthand, he says, “My greatest wish is for every single Motswana, and not just the community of Kavimba, to recognise the value and impact of Learn to Play”.

Kgosi Mwezi, Kavimba Village Chief 

PARENT

Worked with

100s of parents

“I have a tendency to be impatient with my child and tend to be harsh when giving them consequences for their actions. Now I try to remain calm and speak respectfully even to my own child. We are also grateful that some of the teachings are tailored for parents”.

Kediemetse | Parent To 4 Year Old

During COVID19 lockdowns, our “play at home ideas” provided parents with the necessary material to communicate with and educate their child. The mobile mentoring and home visits were especially loved as parent Kediemetse says, “I would love to compliment the Mamapreneur for doing a good job by supporting my child’s education through home visits. Not everyone will call to know about situations at our homes in these trying times”.

To support Kediemetse and mothers just like her, you can sponsor her to attend a Go Baby Go parenting class and receive tools and strategies to create a positive and nurturing environment in their home.

CHILD

UPLIFTED

728+ Children

“When I grow up, I want to be a soldier. I want to help people!”

Maatla | Age 5

Parents of children that have participated in the Learn to Play programme share examples of their child having a better sense of self and community.  This has changed their perspective toward the importance of early childhood development. Maatla’s parent shares, “My child loves to learn and play. At first, I didn’t see it necessary for a 3 year old to go to “school” but I have noticed a huge difference in my child’s development since he has started playgroup. My child now can play, sing and count to 10.”

 

Help a child like Maatla attend his playgroup and get a healthy snack to eat every day.

MAMAPRENEUR

TRAINED

40 Mamapreneurs

“The Learn to Play training has imparted so much knowledge to me. Alongside teaching children through play, I also run a beautiful vegetable garden that has been donated to our community playgroup. We also received training on nutrition and how to grow our own organic food.”

Galaletsang | Mamapreneur

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