Source: Rescue Org
The Lego Foundation donated $100 million to the International Rescue Group committee to help bring children impacted by war and violence the opportunity to learn through play.
The “PlayMatters” partnership built between the two will help to bring more than one million children and teachers the tools to learn through play. Children impacted by humanitarian crises in East Africa will have a chance to find comfort in being able to play once again and find grounding through routine.
“Children in these humanitarian crises did not choose to be refugees and it is unacceptable that an entire generation is deprived of quality childhood education. We know that investing in play-based learning interventions is key to addressing toxic stress and trauma for young children in refugee settings as learning through play helps to develop social and emotional skills, builds resilience, and strengthens brain connections essential for future development,” said John Goodwin, CEO of the LEGO Foundation, as reported on Rescue Org.
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