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
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.
Through PAL’s Yaa Asantewaa’s girl empowerment program, PAL will begin engaging our girls (students from UG (local & international and their mentees - less privileged girls from Okpongolo) twice a month in clinics concerning a wide range of women’s issues.
Interactive, small-group tutoring sessions focus on English language development, creative thought, and general homework help.
PAL's Nkonsonkonson Mentor programme matches a select group of adolescents with a local mentor who is able to provide support and guidance in the child's area of interest.
In Ghana, football is a force that transcends tribal divisions, language, age and other cultural divides. In addition to football skills training, PAL athletics sessions also serves to develop skills such as teamwork, time management and discipline.
PAL partners with other local organizations on community outreach activities. This allows PAL youth to practice respect and tolerance, as well as develop a keen understanding of the importance of community service.
With time, we will grow
The Play & Learn Foundation is slowly diversifying programming and expanding to other underserved communities. Aside Okpongolo, we have developed a partnership with the La Bawaleshie basics schools 1 & 2 in East Legon and the processes have started to establish same with the John Tilly Montessori school in Prampram, Ellen White SDA, John Bosco Catholic, Effiduase Methodist Basic, Asokore Methodist and Asokore SDA all in Koforidua (Eastern Region, Ghana). 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.
Taking part in any of our events means you’ll be a part of something special.
Working towards 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.
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.