E4S focuses on addressing the challenges of educational structures that prevent students from taking the lead over their educational journey. These environments decrease students’ interest in learning and their vision to pursue ambitious goals. E4S is needed to create spaces where students pursue their passion and see their power to change realities, not depending on what the teacher says.
The E4S model has an impact on the whole educational community. Teachers, students and parents are given tools to connect cognitive learning with their own interests while practicing ethical values, social emotional skills and competencies for sustainable development such as: self-regulation, critical thinking, resilience, responsible decision-making and collaboration.
The methodology and intervention model allows to leverage knowledge through play, addressing themes like: healthy lifestyle habits, responsible personal and community finances, and e-rights.
E4S works because it is designed to adapt to the local context, therefore useful to the specific needs of its beneficiaries. Here are some highlights gathered through entry and exit surveys from participants:
100% of teachers consider that E4S programs are useful to develop self-knowledge and self-regulation in their students
59% increase in the perception by children that they can collaborate in solving their community's problem
E4S has grown and spread its programs all around the globe, passing from one single program in one community, to having operations in 13 countries with seven programs. E4S content has been disseminated virtually, reaching more than 5 million individuals through online content.
The E4S team develops relationships with key stakeholders from all sectors. For example, E4S has built partnerships between Ministries of Education and the private sector, to develop booklets of digital citizenship and the 2030 Agenda, with national reach.
In 2023, E4S co-created its first early childhood program, piloting across 4 Mexican states and launched operations in Ecuador. In the future, E4S has the goal to be a reference globally, reaching new horizons in Europe and Africa.
E4S plays everywhere, from schools to shelters, and public spaces. You can find us in rural and urban areas bringing the play-based model to show that anyone can be an agent of change no matter their circumstances. If you want to be part of the E4S family, we invite you to look at our website to find our contact information to see how we can bring the power of play to you and your community.