Imagination Afrika, through its children's innovation hub, provides inclusive learning spaces for over 3,000 children in Senegal. Our innovative programming, for children from 6 months to 16 years, sparks creativity, problem solving and ensures that children learn better. Our goal is to help create the next generation of our countries' changemakers.
In Senegal, 63% of children cannot read at grade level and 78% cannot perform basic math skills. At national level, there is a lack of vision for learning. At the school level, poorly trained and under resourced establishments mean that learning is not adapted to the needs of the children. At the community level, little value is given to the importance of problem solving and creativity.
We work to address these critical gaps and short fallings. From our hub, we teach 21st century skills to children from all backgrounds. We provide services for early learning, for creative expression and for analytical thinking. We partner with schools across the country to ensure accessibility and equity. We train teachers and education professionals how to use locally available resources to create active learning spaces. We invite our children to be creators of their own learning.
Children who can think critically and analytically are able to effect change. This impact ripples through whole countries. Having a generation of children equipped with the skills and capacities to analyse problems, evaluate impact and problem solve is the most powerful and transformational tool.