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Play Based Learning in the Global South: A Chat with BRAC

Seminar   |   past event  |  Mar 28 2019

Photo Credit: BRAC USA

CEGA and the Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies hosted BRAC for a lunch seminar on the Play Lab project, an evidence-based, playful learning intervention for young children low resource settings. BRAC’s Executive Director, Dr. Muhammad Musa and BRAC USA’s Education Director, Devon McLorg, co-presented on effective approaches to early childhood development in the context of a larger strategy for poverty eradication.

In her presentation, McLorg described how the Play Lab project is being implemented in Bangladesh, Tanzania, and Uganda and how they are engaging with governments, local communities, and implementers to promote evidence-based policy making and playful learning for children ages 3-5 in these countries. For example, in Bangladesh, BRAC has scaled the program to over 1,000 Early Childhood Development Centers. In Tanzania, BRAC is working with the government to incorporate the play labs into the national early childhood development policy and curriculum.

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Dr. Muhammad Musa
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Devon McLorg
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The Center is housed under the Institute for South Asia Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and it champions the study of Bangladesh’s cultures, peoples and history.

BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives.

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