DURING A SCHOOL VISIT IN MONROVIA, PRIME MINISTER GETS IN THE GAME TO LEARN FIRSTHAND HOW CANADA-FUNDED PLAY IS TRANSFORMING QUALITY EDUCATIONMONROVIA, Liberia, Nov. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - During his first official visit to Africa, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a break from official government duties to join a group of 11- and 12-year-old students at Monrovia's Slip Way Public School. The Prime Minister visited the school to see the progress made through the " Play for the Advancement of Quality Education" (PAQE) program —a two-year play-based learning program funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada. PAQE, implemented in partnership with Canadian-based not-for-profit, Right To Play, aims to improve children's access to quality education, with particular focus on girls. Joined by Right To Play International CEO, Kevin Frey, Canadian Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire, Patricia McCullagh, and long-time Right To Play Athlete Ambassador, Olympian Adam van Koeverden, the Prime Minister joined students in a mathematical game designed to teach children the concept of "sets". Prime Minister Trudeau said he was inspired by what he saw. "It's great to see the kind of energy and action you put into your learning. It's so important that you engage and that you be active participants in what you're learning, and Right To Play is showing you that learning is fun and it's about empowerment and energy. Go out and get that knowledge."