Learning Minds

Sabre Education and Right to Play Ghana: Joint Finalist 2022 Best Practice Prizes

Sabre Education and Right To Play Ghana have been jointly named as top 10 finalists for the Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prizes 2022, a set of three awards each worth CHF 200,000 that honor outstanding achievement and practice in advancing quality education. The Accra-based partners’ implementation models focus on delivering play-based early years teacher training, through in-person and virtual workshops, in-classroom coaching and supervision.

Play-based early years teacher training

Sabre Education and Right To Play Ghana deliver play-based early years teacher training, in direct partnership with the Government of Ghana. They also engage the wider school eco-system, including head teachers, parents and local government to ensure system-wide change. As a result, teachers are provided with the knowledge, skills and support to transform their classrooms into child-centered, play-based learning environments.

The collaborative approach that Sabre Education and Right To Play Ghana have adopted to scale play-based teacher training across Ghana is bringing the early years education sector together in a totally new way. The collaboration to develop the scalable teacher training model has flipped the script on siloed working; for the first time an equitable learning experience is possible for over one million pre-primary Ghanaian children.

The three recipients of this year’s Best Practice Prizes will be announced at a ceremony in Zurich on 30 September 2022. For the first time, the 10 finalists will convene for a co-creation event, taking place on 1 October 2022. They will exchange knowledge and ideas on advancing learning, and will have the opportunity to partner with other shortlisted applicants to develop proposals for new projects. Two concepts will receive follow-on funding of up to CHF 150,000 each.