This webinar was part of our September Speaker Series, recorded in September 2020. These lunchtime sessions aimed to bring together academics, practitioners & policymakers to discuss some of play research’s key issues virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This webinar focused on how play can manifest in challenging settings, and was chaired by Dr Jenny Gibson. She was joined by Dr Krutika Pau from Starlight Children’s Foundation, and Dr Fadi El Yamani from Right To Play.
Starlight Children’s Foundation is the national children’s charity that exists to preserve childhood throughout serious illness. Dr Krutika Pau, Director of Children’s Services, shared insights into the challenges of play in hospitals and through the pandemic.
Right To Play is an international non-profit organisation that empowers vulnerable children to overcome the effects of war, poverty, and disease around the world through play. Dr Fadi El Yamani, Global Training & Capacity Building Specialist, discussed how Right To Play is using play in different challenging settings around the globe.