A massive congratulations to our friends at Toybank, who won the Global Good Award in 2019 for Best Education.

The award, which was received by Child Action Founder Seema Sharma and one of her 2019 fundraisers, Manu, pays homage to the incredible work of the Toybank Centres across India which are bringing education through play to the forefront of communities around the world.

We are delighted to have been supporting Toybank for the last few years, and look forward to continuing our work together towards providing education for all children.

Toybank sets up play centres in the premises of partner organisations. Play centres are spaces where children can have play sessions, which consist of playing with educational games, and there are currently 285 Toybank play centres in operation across India.

These play centres host a series of sessions every day, where children can play educational games based on their developmental needs.

Play sessions aim to reduce absenteeism, boost cooperation between children and help them to learn better.

Over 43,719 children are impacted every single day.

HGF’s funding supports the field activities for Toybank in Beed; where 24 Toybank play libraries impact hundreds of children every day.