Play Africa Southern African Design Thinking with Children Fellowship Programme 2023

Deadline: Sunday, 23rd July 2023, at 23h59 (SAST)

Play Africa Southern African Design Thinking with Children Fellowship Programme 2023

Southern African Open Call: Design Thinking with Children Programme

Are you an organization, community group, or institution based in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe? Play Africa (, the pioneering children’s museum and education makerspace in Southern Africa, is thrilled to announce a special opportunity for you to partner with us!

Introducing the Play Africa Southern African Design Thinking with Children Fellowship Programme, an exciting initiative aimed at empowering up to 20 professionals, community leaders, and members from these three countries.

Play Africa has successfully trained more than 60 community leaders, equipping them with our specialized design thinking curriculum, capacitating them in playing a pivotal role to ensure that communities authentically reflect children’s thinking, creativity, and desires, while effectively addressing their specific needs.

What’s in it for You?

By becoming our partners, you’ll have the unique opportunity to join us in empowering children’s creative expression and making their voices heard, driving impactful transformations in your communities and cities. As a partner, your team and community will receive free access to our comprehensive 6-hour training and resources.

Who Should Apply?

We welcome institutions, organisations and community groups that work directly with individuals who are passionate about (/have a burning desire to) empowering children’s voices and creativity. These may be professionals/ community leaders in education, architecture, urban planning, design thinking, children’s advocacy, community development, as well as passionate parents and guardians.

Information Session:

Join our Zoom information session to learn more about this exciting partnership opportunity:

Date: Friday, 14th July
Time: 13h00-14h00 (SAST)

To reserve your spot, please email and receive the meeting details.

Application Deadline:

Don’t miss this incredible chance! Apply before Sunday, 23rd July 2023, at 23h59 (SAST) using the provided application form.

For more information, click here