Observed annually on 28 May, World Play Day is a global initiative that celebrates the importance of play in the lives of individuals, regardless of age, culture or background. With the aim of raising awareness about the benefits of play for physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, World Play Day is an opportunity to promote the value of play; advocate for play-based learning approaches, and create inclusive and engaging play environments for everyone.
One to One Africa will be observing World Play Day today at the Mankosi clinic in the Eastern Cape. Alongside raising community awareness and providing educational training on the significance of play as a tool for community strengthening, our team will be conducting on-site screenings to assess the health and development needs of children.
In the lead-up to today’s event, hear from our Head of Programmes, Dr Emma Chademana as she outlines the important role of play in young children’s lives and the positive effects it has on their futures.
Watch her video, here.