An initiative started y a 9-year-old boy named Micah
Children learn through play. Opportunities to develop creativity and ingenuity at an early age are crucial for intellectual development. Building toys like Lego are a great way to foster the critical thinking skills that Africa’s next generation needs. Unfortunately, many African children don’t have any toys at all and lack the learning tools they need to reach their potential.
Meanwhile, homes across North America are cluttered with stuff. Lego bricks are hard to get rid of. They can’t be recycled. Thrift stores often send them to landfills unless they are in complete sets.
We seek out used Lego bricks and work with our partners at Child Africa, Love a Community, and the Peace Corp to get them into educational environments in Uganda and Botswana. There, the Lego bricks sharpen the minds of students through creative play.