Sabre Education is an international NGO transforming early childhood education in Ghana by implementing play-based learning at scale.
90% of a child’s brain develops before the age of five (Theirworld, 2018) and learning through play is central to this development. With a return on investment of 17:1 (Theirworld, 2017), early childhood education (ECE) surpasses any other educational intervention.
Despite the clear benefits, many children across Sub-Saharan Africa continue to lack access to quality ECE. In response, Ghana introduced two years of compulsory pre-primary education in 2008, which led to increased school enrolment. However, with an average of 52 pupils, classrooms are often overcrowded, teachers are undertrained, and learning is often rote-based, with minimal play-based activities.
Sabre Education has a 19-year proven track record of designing and implementing play-based learning programmes in Ghana. Through partnerships with government agencies, education NGOs, and school communities, we deliver teacher training in early childhood education, create playful learning environments, and influence ECE policy and practice in Ghana.
Our 2030 goal is for Ghana to achieve SDG 4.2: universal access to quality early childhood education. We do this in support of our vision, which is a world where early childhood education supports every child to succeed.