Faculty Advisor

Dodson, Leslie Lynn

Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert


The LC5 foundation in Tirana, Albania uses play to aid in the emotional, social, and physical development of children. The goal of this project was to identify how LC5 can build on its strengths and address the challenges of working with under-resourced school systems as it seeks to expand. Through participant observation and key informant interviews we compared LC5’s goals to the implementation of the program in two schools. By analyzing children’s drawings and through observation, we found that children enjoy and benefit from the program, but limited staffing, competing school priorities, and inadequate funding impeded regular use of the program. To realize its goals, LC5 would benefit from a dedicated animateur and more systematic planning with school staff.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project