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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.

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We have many current and upcoming funding needs which require YOUR support!

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 Foundation

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.

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Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

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 can do no great things, only small things with great love”

MOTHER TERESA

PAL and Sustainable Development

How PAL supports the UN SDGs

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals that all countries are to strive towards in order to achieve truly sustainable development. Sustainable development means 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!

Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

Good Health and Wellbeing

Health has been central to what we do: between football and our community outreach initiatives, we promote an active lifestyle and wellbeing without our community.

Goal 4: Quality Education

Quality Education

Education is a Pillars of PAL. We provide resources and academic help to enrich our childrens’ learning environments. Soft skills and social topics are also key to our educational platform.

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Gender Equality

Girl empowerment is essential to create a better world for all. Our inclusive football program and specifically tailored girl empowerment programs are helping fill the gap between boys and girls in our community.

Goal 10: reduce inequalites

Reduce Inequalities

Our mission is to help children from underserved communities learn how to use their voice, achieve their goals, and practice compassion and inclusion in their loves. Our efforts may not produce legislative change, but they are crucial steps towards a more equitable society.

The Pillars of PAL

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!

Our Partners

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.

Scholarships

Though primary and secondary public education tuition fees are subsidized by the Ghanaian government, many other associated fees must still be paid by the child’s family.

Transportation

The purchase of a large van will allow PAL to engage participants beyond the football field and classroom, as part of the anticipated 'Learning on the Go' programme.

Funding Needs

These are things that can't wait and we need YOUR support to make them happen!

Mobile Library

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.

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