Mmofra Foundation is embarking on a new project, pioneering child-centered urban space design in Accra! Our Playtime in Africa Initiative, inspired by Efua Sutherland and Willis Bell’s book of the same name, will take two acres of undeveloped land in the Dzorwulu neighborhood and transform them into a centre that blends the natural playground, “living classroom”, and children’s museum!
You can read more about the Initiative’s development here.
We had the wonderful opportunity to discuss the Playtime in Africa Initiative on the urban design blog this big city, as a part of their “Urban Innovations + Africa” series. Click on the image below to read the article and add your feedback!
What you can do
In our first phase of project development, we are documenting the perspectives of Ghanaian children on recreation and public space. Contribute to our flickr group, Playtime in Ghana, with your images of play in everyday Ghanaian life!
We are drawing inspiration from model sites all over the world, and welcome input in a variety of areas related to play, early childhood development, sustainable design, landscape architecture, and more. If you would like to learn more about this project and contribute your ideas, please contact us!