Building Back Better: COVID-19 response and recovery for children’s education and well-being

Reporting Organization:Right To Play International
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 6,454,774
Timeframe: October 1, 2021 - May 31, 2023
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Pauline Callens
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Right To Play International

Participating Organizations

  • Government and Public Sector

    • Ministry of Social Affairs of Lebanon
  • NGOs

    • BRAC USA

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

  • NGOs

    • The LEGO Foundation (100%)
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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Lebanon - $ 1,484,598.02 (23.00%)

Tanzania, United Republic of - $ 1,290,954.80 (20.00%)

Uganda - $ 1,290,954.80 (20.00%)

Pakistan - $ 1,226,407.06 (19.00%)

Sierra Leone - $ 839,120.62 (13.00%)

Ethiopia - $ 258,190.96 (4.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (85.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Mental Health (15.00 %)

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The Building Back Better Project will build on a previous successful contribution to the COVID-19 response and will aim to sstrengthen the impact of learning through play amongst parents, caregivers, teachers, children, and Ministries of Education. We are doing this through two parallel lines of work.

A)Development, piloting and scale-up of five open-sourced global learning through play resources across 5 different RTP target countries. These include: 1) P.O.W.E.R, a collection of 100 games to foster collaborative play; 2) PACT, a child-centered play-based resource to promote psychosocial wellbeing among children affected by adversity; 3) Music for Development, a package of games to teach children technical music skills as a way to enhance socio-emotional and leadership skills; 4) Move to Improve, a resource that focuses on the link between cognitive processes and psychomotor skills through the use of play; and 5) Parenting Education, a resource that will support the delivery of at home learning for pre-primary children through the use of play.

B)Development of an integrated technical assistance model to support Ministries of Education to integrate play-based learning. In Sierra Leone, and in partnership with BRAC and the MBSSE, we are identifying opportunities to integrate play into their policy and practice.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: 50,000
Total Indirect Population: 1,000,000
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1 Training
1 Workshop
1 Training
1 Training
1 Training
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Increased access to Learning through Play amongst parents, caregivers, teachers, and children, as well as Ministries of Education, other Lego Foundation partners and CSOs. Expected results:

-Children have improved learning and psychosocial wellbeing because of access to LtP and psychosocial support opportunities at home, in the community or at school.

-Parents, parent community leaders, children and teachers have increased preparedness, attitudes, and knowledge to support children’s psychosocial wellbeing and learning through play.

Improved capacity and organizational readiness of Right To Play to provide technical assistance on the integration of LtP to ministries of education. Expected results:

-Development of resources and tools to support Ministries of Education including Sierra Leone to integrate learning through play in primary education.

-Teachers have the increased skills and knowledge to implement learning through play activities.

-Teachers and children can create positive learning environment in schools through implementation of learning through play activities that focus on collaborative play.

Achieved Results

We currently do not have evidence on results to date


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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