We were thrilled to part of the Saving Brains Transition to Scale Workshop this week (8th to 12th February). The workshop was coordinated by the Saving Brains Learning Platform, which is funded through Grand Challenges Canada’s Saving Brains portfolio.

With as many as 200 million children failing to reach their full potential across the globe, children in poverty have a higher chance of adversity that could disrupt brain development. Saving Brains is an initiative that implements bold approaches to support  every child to thrive.

Our Executive Director, Tony Dzidzinyo Dogbe, and our Director of Programmes, James Ayando, joined the workshop, which linked up organisations across the globe working in early childhood education to help integrate healthy brain development approaches into our work. Both Tony and James took away valuable learning and also had the opportunity to share the progress that Sabre is making in Ghana.

Tony Dzidzinyo Dogbe, Executive Director said “It has been a week of sharing and learning from two amazing organisations and their projects. One is Strong Beginnings, a project in Haiti, implemented by the Haitian Church in partnership with the Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child at the University of Notre Dame in the U.S.A. The second is Seenaryo Playkit, run by Seenaryo in Lebanon and Jordan. Every day this week I have woken up looking forward to the next sharing session, discussions and learnings”

James Ayando, Director of Programme said “The Saving Brains workshop was a great opportunity to link with organisations across the globe working in the area of early childhood education. It was an eye opener, providing evidence of brilliant ideas that are being implemented in different countries to improve learning outcomes for young minds. I learnt so much as participants were willing to share a lot of information, ideas, tools and useful links. This five-day workshop has helped to narrow our focus on what we need to be doing in the short to medium term to meet our strategic goals”