Using Play to Foster Healthy Development of Children in Africa

Reporting Organization:Hincks-Dellcrest Institute (HDI)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 235,649
Timeframe: May 17, 2010 - September 15, 2013
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Hincks-Dellcrest Institute (HDI)

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ethiopia - $ 117,824.50 (50.00%)

Ghana - $ 117,824.50 (50.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (70.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (30.00 %)

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Learning Through Play (LTP) is a curriculum-based training program for parents and caregivers that is rooted in the science of child development. The objectives of this LTP project are: i) to ensure that approximately 17,640 children under the age of seven in Ethiopia and Ghana achieve healthier physical, social, emotional and cognitive development so that they are better prepared to enter primary school; and ii) to reduce the exposure of these children to physical and verbal abuse. The project aims to train approximately 588 nurses, midwives, teachers, and childcare workers in Ethiopia and Ghana who then deliver the training to up to 8,820 parents and caregivers in using play and other techniques to ensure the healthy development of their young children. LTP training also contributes to reduced gender-based violence in the target communities.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Children, girls Children, boys
Total Direct Population: 27,048
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1 Improving health of children under 7 years
2 Training
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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