Together we work towards a sustainable impact.

Education is the best weapon to break the vicious circle of poverty. Through the Join for Joy program, we provide primary school teachers in rural East Africa with tools to make school more fun, attractive and safe for children. This way, school becomes a safe space where children will be treated equally, can discover and develop their talents, and playfully work on their resilience and future.

Join for Joy also supports the rural communities by training teachers how to address and discuss taboo subjects, such as child marriage, teenage pregnancy, menstruation, and disease prevention, with children and community members. Our focus on knowledge transfer brings about a sustainable change for all future generations.

Impact & Results

700

Teachers are trained

568750

Children are playing in school and communities

175

Schools in our program
Elifas (20)

Has started primary school this year after hearing about the sports and play activities in school!

Elifas’ primary school has been part of the Join for Joy program since the beginning of 2022. Elifas had never been to school. After hearing about the sports and play activities through his friends, he took a brave step and decided to start school again. He is happy to be able to learn how to read and write, and enjoys the sports program a lot.

Kemirembe (14)

is back at school after her pregnancy thanks to the safe and inclusive learning environment.

Kemirembe became pregnant during the first corona lockdown. She was determined to return to school after giving birth. Thanks to the Join for Joy program, the teachers knew how to create a safe and inclusive environment for Kemirembe and persuaded her mother to allow her to return to school. This is unique, as many girls who fall pregnant are married off and drop out of school. Kemirembe works on a positive future for herself and her daughter.

Addy (14)

finally feels part of his community.

Addy has autism. His disability has prevented him from participating in PE for years. His teachers wanted to involve Addy, but they didn’t know how. Thanks to the Join for Joy program, his teachers now know how to empower children with disabilities by making minor adjustments to the activities. Addy and his teachers are focussing on the possibilities instead of the limitations. He can finally play along with his classmates and feels accepted. For the first time Addy experiences being a full community member.

Playful education changes children’s lives.

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