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.
The Play and Learn Foundation was built in order to provide a safe place for children to learn, play, and be themselves. All of our goals, initiatives, and programs are supported by our values - the pillars that hold us up to this day. In accordance with these values, PAL seeks to LEAD the way in providing enrichment to our kids and our community alike.
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.
Empowerment through Education
Small-group tutoring and our mobile library are just some of the ways PAL is creating a rich learning environment for all kids. However, we recognize that education must extend beyond maths and reading. As such, PAL empowers youth through a variety of unique programs aimed to expose our future leaders to social issues and skills like communication and confidence to help them build the tools they need to succeed!
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.
It takes a village to raise a child. As such, PAL is dedicated to its surrounding communities and pursues a variety of community outreach projects that meet the needs of our neighbours and stand in solidarity with them.
What We Do
Our programs focus on academic support, sports training, mentorship, and community outreach to develop both the hard and soft skills our youth need to become leaders in their 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.
Working for a brighter future
The Play and Learn Foundation is committed to creating a sustainable future for the children we support and children everywhere. Therefore, we support the Sustainable Development Goals put forth by the UN!
PAL promotes the health and well being of its participants by expanding access to sports and physical activities, providing healthful foods, and teaching about balanced life styles.
Between mentorship and tutoring programs, the mobile library, and partnerships with local schools, PAL is continuously seeking ways to expand access to quality education in Accra and beyond!
PAL believes in gender equality and promotes the advancement of girls and young women through various female empowerment initiatives. We are focused on building awareness about discrimination and women’s rights as well as expanding skill development and women’s involvement in typically male positions, such as politics and decision making.
One organization alone is not enough to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, which is why PAL partners with a variety of organizations to ensure the health, well-being, access to education, and equality of our children. See our partners below!
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.
See what's up-and-coming with PAL! Whenever you take part in one of our events, you're taking part in something special. Stay tuned for upcoming events!
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.