How Anitha Went Back to School
Anitha had to drop out of school due to poverty. She worked hauling water and selling sugar cane, dangerous work for children. Members of a Right To Play-supported child rights club in her former school reached out and helped her leave child labour and return to her education. With their help, she is able to make money safely to afford school supplies. Anitha is now a star pupil in her class, and she's glad to be back.
Standing Up for What She Believes In: Adele’s Story
Life is hard for girls in rural northern Tanzania. Many girls are forced to undergo female genital mutilation and marry young. Adele enrolled in a Right To Play child rights club at her school and uses the knowledge and confidence she gained there to help girls resist the dangerous practices.
A DREAM OF FLYING: SADIA’S STORY
Sadia wants to be a pilot someday, but her parents can’t afford to send her to school. She’s refusing to give up on her dreams, and is studying with a Right To Play-trained tutor to keep learning until she can get into school. Watch Sadia's story.
Standing Strong: Claire’s Story
Claire was sexually assaulted, became pregnant, and out of fear of teachers and classmates, dropped out of school. Over time, she was able to reclaim her agency, return to school and wants to become a teacher.
WORKING TOGETHER: SARATA’S STORY
55% of school-age children in Mali are involved in some form of work. Sarata was one of them, working in the mines after the death of her father pushed her family into poverty. Now she is back in school and wants to become a doctor.
Free to Be Himself: Taha’s Story
Taha is a Palestinian refugee who grew up with a mobility impairment. He felt helpless and struggled to leave his home in Gaza, but thanks to a psychosocial support program for children with disabilities, he developed the confidence and independence to face the world.
Finding Hope for the Future: Martha's Story
When schools were closed due to COVID-19, Martha's family couldn't afford at-home tutors, and she was under pressure to end her education and find work in Accra. That's when Alhassan intervened.
Overcoming displacement and claiming her right to education: Zainab’s story
Since 2015, more than 400,000 refugees have fled civil unrest in Burundi for camps in Tanzania. 17-year-old Zainab joined the Gender Equality Club in her camp, part of an initiative by the “My Education, My Future” program.
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