Project profile — Using Play to Foster Healthy Development of Children in Africa


Hincks-Dellcrest Centre (CA-CRA_ACR-3894492487)
2010-05-17 - 2013-09-15
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Ghana (50.00%)
• Ethiopia (50.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Teacher training (11130) (20.00%)
• Basic Education: Early childhood education (11240) (50.00%)
• Health, General: Medical education/training (12181) (30.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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.

Expected results 


Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
23-07-2014 Disbursement -$3,106
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Donor country personnel
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