Play Africa is an innovative South African project building the first world-class children’s museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. We are dedicated to improving the lives of young children and families in post-apartheid South Africa through ground-breaking early learning experiences and programs. Since 2013, Play Africa has worked with local partners in government, business, civil society and universities to pioneer inclusive, public learning spaces for young children and parents, inviting all visitors to discover new worlds, to wonder, to ask questions and to imagine a better future through interactive, hands-on exhibits, programming and play.
Play Africa is currently operating as a ‘Children’s Museum Without Walls’ in schools and communities across Johannesburg. Our flagship facility, once built expects to serve 200,000 children and parents each year with multidisciplinary exhibits and programs that ignite a love of learning in fields such as science, maths, engineering, technology, arts, drama, literacy, health, nutrition, agriculture and more. Play Africa serves children from birth to 10 years old, their families, schools, and communities, and provides support for teachers, caregivers and pregnant mothers.
This is more than building a world-class children’s museum. Play Africa is advancing a movement to catalyze life-long learning, strengthen families and break down South Africa’s ongoing spatial segregation and social divides. “In a world confronting economic and social inequalities, we can show the world a viable, sustainable and scalable way to create truly inclusive and inspirational public spaces designed to bring children, families and communities together.” – Gretchen Wilson Prangley, Founder and CEO, Play Africa.
In 2017 Play Africa will be based at Constitution Hill, an iconic site in central Johannesburg which once was one of South Africa’s most oppressive sites and now represents a celebration of democracy and freedom in the country. The team will continue developing and prototyping new exhibits and programs in communities around the city while welcoming visitors to the new interim site at Constitution Hill. Join Play Africa today and be a part of sparking creativity and imagination in the future leaders, innovators and creators of South Africa.
Director of Business Development, Play Africa
phone: +27 (0) 11 480 4892;
mobile:+27 (0) 72 205 7059
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