HOW BELISE IS PAYING IT FORWARD
Belise, 21, became pregnant while still finishing school. Social stigma made her feel unwelcome and ashamed at school. So, she dropped out. It took a lot of courage and special support for Belise to stand up to social pressure and claim her right to an education. Belise now works as a mentor for young mothers in the community, encouraging them to get back into school.
How Madiha is standing strong for girls
Thatta in Sindh province is one of the most conservative areas of Pakistan, where girls are strongly discouraged from pursuing life outside their homes. Madiha refused to let tradition tell her what she, or any other girl, could or couldn’t do. UKNO
MEET NATALIE, A COACH BUILDING PEACE IN BURUNDI
Burundi has been wracked by waves of political violence since 1962, including decades of political violence culminating in a 12-year civil war. Coaches like Natalie are working to bridge the divisions violence has created in Burundi and help children from different ethnic and political groups learn to coexist respectfully and peacefully with one another.
Ella and Joyce are advocating for their right to education
Ella, 15, was out of school for more than two years before a back-to-school campaign aimed at improving access to quality education for primary school-aged children, especially girls, helped her return. Listen to Ella describe her experience.
Brighter than Gold: Balla’s Story
Balla, 12, worked in Mali's most dangerous gold mines. Today, she is back in class, excelling in mathematics and French, and wants to go to medical school. This is her journey.
Cultivating Creativity: Delice’s Story
Even before the pandemic, girls in Rwanda faced significant barriers to accessing education, and those barriers grew in the wake of COVID-19. Delice dropped out of school. This is the story of how she got back to learning and discovered a love of reading and poetry.
How Youth Are Using Music to Promote Social Change in Lebanon
Every week, these refugee children know they’ll have a safe space where they are able to gather, talk about the challenges they face, find support from their peers, and express their emotions through music – at a Music for Social Change session, organized by Right To Play and led by the children themselves.
Getting in the Game: Ahmad’s Story
When Ahmad was a baby, he survived birth asphyxia which left him with long-term physical impacts. Growing up he felt isolated, ignored and self-conscious. Right To Play’s TOGETHER project helped create an inclusive environment where Ahmad can play, learn and thrive.
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