There are many ways to get involved with Play & Learn - locally and remotely. We are always looking for committed and talented individuals to help us serve Ghanaian youth.
WHAT WE DO
Learn more about our Programmes
Are you interested in finding out more about our programming? Academic support, athletic training, mentorship, and community outreach are the pillars of PAL.
The Play & Learn Foundation (PAL) brings together boys and girls who have a passion for play, a drive to lead, and a desire to pursue academic and professional excellence. By targeting underserved communities, PAL seeks to provide opportunity where it is most needed. Play & Learn engages youth in programming that encompasses football and sport training, academic support, mentorship, and community outreach. We do this by providing access to fun, safe, equipped spaces that are supported by committed tutors, coaches and mentors. Play & Learn works to empower our participants to pursue their passions and achieve their full potential.
Our foundation has raised over
children so far
A world in which all African youth are supported in their pursuit of academic excellence and skills development, so that they may become the leaders of their generation.
To empower underserved Ghanaian girls and boys through a combination of academics, athletics, professional mentorship, and community contribution to develop the skills needed to become leaders in their local and global communities.
We will LEAD the next generation to a brighter future!
The Play and Learn Foundation was born of the belief that children flourish in an environment of kindness and learning. Our values are the pillars that hold up our entire mission, and as we continue to grow, we believe that these pillars will only strengthen. We want to help LEAD the next generation forward.
L for Love
Love: The founding principle of PAL itself. It is our goal to foster love, compassion, and kindness for all, no matter one’s background, appearance, or origin, and to teach these values to the next generation.
E for Empowerment
PAL strives to bring education to all with our mobile library and tutoring services. But education must also involve critical thinking, dialogue, and support. As such, PAL empowers youth through a variety of mentorship programs and specialized projects so that every child can succeed.
A for Athletics
Sports are more than just fun and games: they are teaching tools. Through football, PAL encourages our kids to develop grit and soft skills like discipline and collaboration, as well as to stay fit and active throughout their life.
D for Dedication
PAL is dedicated to its surrounding communities. We pursue a variety of community outreach projects that meet the needs of our neighbours. Initiatives include fundraiser to provide support during emergencies, annual NHIS registration events, the Merry Kidsmas party, and so many more!
PAL and Sustainable Development
How PAL supports the UN SDGs
In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) that all countries must strive for to achieve truly sustainable development. Sustainable developmentmeans meeting the needs of the present without compromising future generation’s ability to meet their own needs. It requires smarter use of resources and,crucially, the equality and advancement of people everywhere today. The Play and Learn Foundation supports sustainable development. Here’s how!
Health has been central to what we do: between football and our community outreach initiatives, we promote an active lifestyle and wellbeing in our community.
Girl empowerment is essential to create a better world for all. Our inclusive football team and specially-tailored girl empowerment programs are helping fill the gap between boys and girls in our community.
Education is a Pillars of PAL. We provide resources and academic help to enrich the children's learning. Soft skills and social topics are also key to our educational platform.
Our mission is to help children from underserved communities thrive so that they can achieve their dreams. Our efforts may not produce tangible legislative change, but we know they are crucial steps towards a more equitable society.
With time, we will grow
The Play & Learn Foundation is slowly diversifying programming and expanding to other underserved communities. In due course, PAL will develop programs across Ghana, the West African region and Africa, as a whole.
The communities in which PAL operates have extremely limited resources. A mobile library will provide books and other supplies that will help to further instill a desire for lifelong learning and a promotion of reading with participating children.
The Play & Learn Foundation works to empower Ghanaian youth through a combination of academics, athletics, mentorship, and community contribution to develop the skills needed to become leaders in their local and global communities.