IHS reached children of different ages in Tigray and Amhara regions with appropriate indoor and outdoor play areas, learning and recreational activities in child-friendly spaces. Among the available services provided in these spaces were football, volleyball, foosball, and rope skipping.
Drawing exercises, literacy sessions, storytelling, puzzle play, life skill sessions, music play, dominos, and other traditional games were provided as well.
The establishment of child-friendly spaces played a major role in engaging children in the play recreational and learning activities. Children who used to spend their time in child-unfriendly spaces while out of school and those engaged in street begging were all spending their days in the CFS. Such spaces have also increased the socializing skills of the children.