Protect. Educate. Empower.
Protect. Educate. Empower. Three words that guide everything that we do. Every day, in 15 countries around the world, our teams protect, educate, and empower children to rise above adversity using the power of play.
We reach millions of children and youth each year in some of the most difficult and dangerous places in the world to empower them to stay in school and graduate, resist exploitation, overcome prejudice, prevent disease, and recover from the trauma of conflict and displacement. We do this by harnessing play, one of the most fundamental forces in a child's life, to teach youth the critical skills they need to dismantle barriers and grasp opportunities.
USING MUSIC TO PROMOTE SOCIAL CHANGE IN LEBANON
Children in Lebanon face an uncertain future. The country's systems are failing, and vulnerable children, including refugees, are most at risk. But in the midst of the chaos, there's hope. Every week, Ahmad, Raghad, and their peers gather at a Music for Social Change club organised by Right To Play. The programme gives them a place to vent their anger about inequality, the fears for their futures, and their desire for change, and empowers them to express themselves through music.
Cultivating Creativity in Rwanda
Delice, 13, was one of more than 11 million girls around the world at risk of dropping out of school permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Right To Play club helped her strengthen her reading skills, even while schools in Rwanda were shut down, and inspired a love of language that helped her win first prize in a poetry competition. Now she’s back at school and is sharing her passion for poetry with her peers.
HOW DZIDZORNU IS CLAIMING HER CONFIDENCE
A few years ago, the thought of standing in front of a group of her peers would have made Dzidzornu, 17, cringe. Her shyness and low self-esteem made it difficult for her to make friends, engage in the classroom, or even respond to questions from her teacher or parents. But through the support of a Right To Play-organised Junior Leaders club in Ghana, Dzidzornu has come out of her shell, claimed her confidence, and become an influential leader among her peers.