The Learning Game has been developed by Freedom from Hunger to teach new coordinators, field agents and other staff how the “credit with education” model works and how to interact with credit association members. It is also intended to introduce potential clients to the ideas.
The Game involves a four hour simulation of key events in the promotion, organisation, training and start-up of a credit association – the core feature of the credit with education approach. It includes example role plays, stories and other tools, which can be adapted to specific local situations. The Game was first used in Ghana in 1990 but has since been used successfully in Honduras, Bolivia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Uganda, the Philippines and Thailand.