When her younger cousin, Samuel, became deaf at an early age, Ife decided to teach herself sign language so they could communicate. Ife is using her skills to advocate for a more inclusive world as a Right To Play Junior Leader at a school in Addis Ababa. She's using a unique play-based approach to support children with all kinds of development needs, including deafness and autism.
How Win Is Following His Dream of Becoming an Athlete
Through programmes and facilities made possible by Right To Play, Win was able to work on his confidence, leadership abilities, and skills in the sport he loves: football.
How Dzidzornu Is Claiming Her Confidence
Through the support of a Junior Leaders club, Dzidzornu has come out of her shell, claimed her confidence, and become an influential leader among her peers. The club Dzidzornu and her friends attend is part of the Gender Responsive Education and Transformation (GREAT) program.
HOW ARFAANA IS CHASING HER DREAM
Arfaana's family moved from Quetta to Karachi in search of a better life. But her teachers thought it was more appropriate for girls to study arts instead of science. Using skills learned in the GOAL program, she studied harder in science and advocated for herself so her teachers would have no reason to not let her study science.
How Eloisa Is Closing the Learning Gap
Eloisa is just ten years old, but she’s a leader in her school’s reading club, helping her fellow students to strengthen their academic skills as they go back to school after long closures created by COVID-19.
How Ruth Helps Her Peers Return to School
Since COVID-19 first struck Rwanda, schools have been closed for a total of 41 weeks of instruction. But when schools reopened, many children didn’t return. Ruth was one of them. Her journey back to school began when she and her mother were visited at home by members of her school’s local Junior Leader club.
A Bigger Lesson Than Winning: Haitham’s Story
Haitham is a coach in the Palestinian Territories teaching children lessons that go far beyond the pitch, such as respect for others, team spirit, and the dedication it takes to find the best in themselves.
Finding healing through music: Alain’s story
Refugee children in Lebanon like Alain often struggle to process the traumatic experiences they've gone through. A program in Beirut helped Alain learn how to express himself, cope with negative emotions, and connect with others through music and arts.
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