Standing Strong: Kyaw’s Story
In the Mae La camp for displaced people in Thailand, there is a lack of trust in the police. In a place where alcohol abuse, domestic violence and crime are common, that makes community mediators crucial for resolving conflict. This is the story of how Kyaw turned his life around and became a valuable community leader.
Holding on to Hope: Khader’s Story
In Beit Hanoun, on the northeastern border of the Gaza Strip, violence has been common, there is a large population of refugees, and poverty is rampant. Children rely on coaches like Khader to bring much-needed recreational and extracurricular activities that help them hold onto hope.
Building a Community: Than’s Story
Than is one of hundreds of thousands of Karen people who fled from government violence in Myanmar as a child. He has worked with Right To Play for many years, supporting children and families like his, separated or displaced, to discover the power within themselves to rise above difficult circumstances.
How Judith Stood Up to Female Genital Mutilation
When schools closed due to COVID-19, Judith faced her worst fear. But she resisted the pressure of female genital mutilation.
A Champion for Children: Danielle’s Story
Danielle was just eight when the Burundi Civil War broke out in 1993. By 15, she had lost her family and was a refugee. Right To Play was present in her camp, and she became involved in 2002. She quickly became a young leader. This is her story.
Believing In Themselves: Bertha and Bilkis’ Stories
How two young women in Ghana overcame gender stereotypes and stigma to become outspoken leaders for girls in their community.
Tala Takes a Stand Against Gender Inequality
It remains far too common for girls to not be given the same opportunities as boys growing up. Tala was expected to stay at home to do housework while the boys played. She challenged that idea.
Soaring high in the air: Fatima’s story
Fatima's is the story of a bold young woman who refused to let others limit her dreams.
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