A $2 million grant to support Lively Minds to set up high quality educational play schemes in kindergartens using local resources and rigorously test their effectiveness in delivering high quality Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE).
The intervention and RCT address an important development issue affecting 200 million children, with significant long-term benefits on general productivity.
The play scheme is potentially an effective, low-cost, replicable model that addresses both demand and supply side issues and responds to many education, social, and health challenges simultaneously.
The intervention uses a scalable government service delivery system and has initial buy in from the Ghana Education Service, which has assessed the Lively Minds model to be ‘cost-effective, child-friendly and adaptable for use in Ghanaian kindergarten classrooms’ and has engaged its staff at the district level.
Robust study design and strong plans to generate evidence that is directly comparable and will complement existing research in ECCE in Ghana and contribute to the global public good.
Highly capable team, with a proven track record in using evidence in programme design and implementation, and with world class reputation on ECD research.
This intervention also supports a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals including: Goal 1 (No Poverty), 4 (Quality Education) and 5 (Gender Equality).Apply for funding