Play to Learn
The Play to Learn: Humanitarian Play Project’s vision is to establish play-based, early childhood development (ECD) programming as an essential component of humanitarian response. Through the LEGO Foundation’s generous investment, Play to Learn will lay the foundation for transformational change in ECD by generating a set of scalable, replicable, and transportable play-based models and content, conducting rigorous research, and executing a robust advocacy strategy to ensure children affected by future humanitarian crisis receive the quality early childhood development that will enable them to thrive.
serves the children
whose lives affected by the Rohingya and Syrian crisis
Transformation of the government systems
Advocacy of Play and Early Learning in Bangladesh
BRAC IED will work on determining the minimum standards of the play lab components necessary for adaptation within the government systems. This includes capacity building of public employees from the highest level of government to front line workers. Aims to advance Early Child Development through the government system by building the capacity of key stakeholders from bureaucrats to front line workers – by embedding ECD in the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment of pre-primary education in Bangladesh.
advanced training and degrees
Masters of ECD program
promoting play based early learning and development
High Impact Scalable Solutions in ECD
Throughout the project duration BRAC would actively work to make the models more robust and test the interventions effectiveness to ensure child developmental outcome. BRAC would engage in promoting play based early learning and development and creative strong evidence to support the claim. A strong focus would also be put on ensuring sustainability and exploring possible approaches to advocacy and partnership to support future scale ups. The Yidan Prize fund will be used to innovate further and come up with different high impact and scalable ECD solutions by leveraging the existing knowledge and expertise of the project.
address the most pressing needs
salvaging the knowledge and abilities
Sustainability of BRAC Play LAB
Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In addition to natural resources, we also need social and economic resources. The concept of sustainability is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental and social – also known informally as profits, planet and people. The sustainability plan for the BRAC Play Labs will revolve around fees collection and operational sustainability through BIED and/or community and also salvaging the knowledge and abilities of the Play Leaders for labs that may not be operational at the end of the project.
economic, environmental and social
profits, planet and people
Education for Host Community in Cox’s Bazaar District in Bangladesh
Play and Learning Support to Rohingya Children and Adolescent
The objective of the program is to support Rohingya children and adolescents through informal play-based learning and education support for host children in Cox’s Bazar districts of Bangladesh. The project aims to implement the Education and Protection interventions in camps and in the host community in Cox’s Bazar. Under this project 3800 rohingya children will receive play based early childhood development intervention developing motor skills, socio emotional and cognitive skills. 5280 adolescent will receive regular session on psychosocial support to fight trauma and develop life skills. 1760 community members will receive intervention on basic knowledge of ECD.
3800 rohingya children
5280 adolescent & 1760 community members
reshape teaching and learning practices in GPS
The project aims to reshape teaching and learning practices in government primary schools by creating sustaining and implementing learning through play model The will facilitate learning and promote the holistic development and well being of GPS children. To achieve this, the project has adapted a system that will train and support all key stakeholders within the primary school education system. As well as do targeted awareness and advocacy activities and share the benefits of learning through play with them so that they can implement play into their curriculum.
developing a robust contextualized Ltp model
training 1200 teacher s and 300 head teachers teaching in grade 1 to 4