What we do...
Play builds the kind of free-and-easy, try-it-out, do-it-yourself character that our future needs. ~James L. Hymes Jr.
FreePLAY INC designs its programming to joyfully impact the lives of children in our service areas. FreePLAY Inc. is driven by a set of core values that guide our mission and define our commitment to building a vibrant and thriving community.
Our core values
We believe in the power of community-driven initiatives. Our programs and activities are designed to actively involve community members, fostering collaboration, and creating a sense of belonging.
Education and Awareness:
Education is at the heart of our endeavors. We are committed to raising awareness about developmental stages, learning styles, play deprivation, childhood health, and safety, ensuring that knowledge empowers our community.
We value the energy and creativity of youth. By staffing our activities with both young individuals and expert craftspeople, we aim to empower the younger generation to become leaders and contributors to the community.
Safety and Well-being:
The safety and well-being of our community members, especially children, are paramount. We advocate for safety regulations, provide emergency management training, and actively contribute to creating secure environments for play and learning.
Inclusivity and Accessibility:
FreePLAY Inc. is dedicated to inclusivity. Our Child Education Access Sponsorship Program ensures that educational resources are accessible to all, and we actively work towards creating play spaces that cater to the diverse needs of our community.
Advocacy and Lobbying:
We are committed advocates for positive change. Through governmental lobbying campaigns, we seek to secure funding for recreation, promote child safety, and raise awareness about crucial issues affecting our community.
Creativity and Play:
Play is an essential element of childhood development. We celebrate creativity and play by offering hands-on, community-based activities and advocating for the importance of play in every child's life.
Literacy is a cornerstone of education. Our book drives and literacy initiatives aim to infuse the community with a love for reading, promoting literacy as a tool for personal growth and empowerment.
Collaboration and Partnerships:
We believe in the strength of collaboration. By forming strategic partnerships, we work together with like-minded organizations and individuals to build community-based play spaces and create lasting positive change.
Responsibility and Preparedness:
We take responsibility for the well-being of our community. Through disaster and emergency management training, CPR, and first aid programs, we empower individuals to be prepared and contribute to a safer environment.
These core values serve as the foundation of FreePLAY Inc.'s commitment to making a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of children and families in Brenu Village and beyond.
FREEPLAY'S ANNUAL FIELD DAY OF PLAY and Book Giveaway
FREE DAY OF OUTDOOR FUN
Once a year we host a public event for children ages 2-18. Our generous donors gift sporting goods, books, games, and funds to make this super fun and popular event possible. Though the children love all the toys and field games the big hit is always books! All donated items are distributed to the children in attendance.
COMMUNITY BUILT FREEPLAY GROUNDS AND OBSTACLE COURSES
SAFE OUTDOOR PLAY SHOULD BE FREE AND ACCESSIBLE FOR CHILDREN OF ANY AGE.
In many communities in Ghana there is a lack of safe play structures and environments for children and teens to enjoy. We dare to challenge this issue by creating strategic partnerships with interested communities to help them build playful learning environments. Each play space is unique to the perspective of the community. FreePLAY convene's invested stakeholders and dedicated community members to choose playground designs, fundraising methods, security plans, and maintenance schedules for their play space. Play is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.