In Ukraine, the LEGO Foundation and the Ukrainian Ministry of Education have collaborated since 2010 with a focus on bringing learning through play into kindergartens. By training teachers and donating play materials, practice towards early learning has shifted from a traditional chalk-and-talk approach to one where children benefit from play-based learning tapping into their innate ability to learn. More than 4,500 teachers have come to understand and practice learning through play across the country in 200 kindergartens.
schools across the country will implement learning through play
In March 2018, we launched yet another initiative together with the Ministry of Education to support the educational reform in Ukraine. Learning through play will play a vital role in reforming the education system and more than 22,000 teachers will be trained in how to work with the methodology in 15,500 primary schools across the country. Through this collaboration more than 450,000 first-grade students will learn and develop their skills through play.