The Entain Foundation has entered into a partnership with the charity, which supports vulnerable children, including those on the streets, disabled children and those affected by conflict, in developing a new pilot project called Change the first 1,000 Days. It will support 600 out-of-school children in street situations in Accra, Ghana, to ensure they can access early childhood education.
The Entain Foundation will support Chance for Childhood to work within 10 Government Kindergarten Schools in low-income areas of Accra to increase the capacity of teachers and care givers to provide tailored services for children with special needs within an inclusive school environment.
The project will also employ Learning Support Assistants within these schools to tackle current challenges and improve the cognitive and social development of the children.
Commenting on the project, Jette Nygaard-Andersen, chief executive of Entain said: “The Entain Foundation was set up to enable our business to contribute back to society and support communities around the globe.
“We are proud to be able to support the invaluable work of Chance for Childhood, to make a transformational positive impact on such vulnerable children.”
The pilot will seek to produce first-time evidence on the specific learning needs of children within the urban context of Accra. In addition to the Change the first 1,000 Days pilot, The Entain Foundation will be supporting Chance for Childhood on a range of other initiatives, to support vulnerable children.
Anna-mai Andrews, the co-chief executive of Chance for Childhood, said: “Chance for Childhood are absolutely delighted to join forces with The Entain Foundation and all their incredible team to support this critical work to transform the first 1,000 days of children living in the world’s most living in some of the world’s most unsafe, violent and challenging environments.”
The Entain Foundation was established to coordinate and support Entain’s ESG and CSR initiatives, objectives and donations around the world. The Foundation’s efforts are focused on four key areas of responsible gambling; grass roots, women’s and disability sport; men’s health, with a particular focus on mental health; and projects with a clear link to the local community in Entain’s major office locations.