Lively Minds Improving access to education and care for pre-school children

Lively Minds is a non-profit organization that aims to give pre-school children (ages 3-6) in resource-poor, rural communities in Ghana and Uganda greater access to education and care. By working through local government – such as kindergarten teachers in Ghana and village health teams in Uganda – Lively Minds trains and empowers mothers to provide better care at home as well as run educational playgroups. The goal of the low-cost program, which relies on local materials, is to ultimately improve the life chances and quality of life of children, parents and the wider community.

Lively Minds, Children playing with a mother
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Our commitment

We invest in Lively Minds as part of LGT Venture Philanthropy’s education strategy to support solutions which provide high-quality early childhood education and, in turn, increase children’s readiness to start primary school. We provide comprehensive support across three areas:


  • Introductions to funding partners


  • Core funding to expand senior leadership team and strengthen IT systems

In 2021

  • 1 926

    community teachers trained

  • 22 470

    community mothers trained

  • 642

    community-run playgroups

  • 77 040

    children reached

Livley Minds, Benefits for children

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Benefits for children

The partnership with LGT Venture Philanthropy will enable us to strengthen our institutional capacity and internal systems to support the delivery of our scale-up plan in Ghana.

Naftalin Alison CEO of Lively Minds
Naftalin Alison

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