Teaming With MLSE Foundation to Deliver Sports Clinics for Indigenous Youth
How Nadira Overcame Bullying and Found Her Voice
Growing up in a refugee camp, Nadira faced many of the common challenges those experiencing displacement, including including skyrocketing inflation and rolling blackouts caused by electricity shortages. But through a partner-program with Right To Play, she began to trust people and feel safe, which allowed her to focus on her studies.
Determined to Learn: Mamerte's Story
Mamerte refuses to listen to the people who tell her that she doesn’t belong in school. Now, she’s also encouraging other children to claim their right to education. My Education, My Future, is a program that aims to improve access to and the quality of education for primary school-aged children, especially girls, affected by the Burundian refugee crisis.
MAKING HISTORY: DZIDZORNU’S STORY
Dzidzornu made history this year by becoming her school's first female head prefect. In Ghana, head prefects play an important role in the school; they represent the student body with school management, and they act as a leader for their fellow students. Head prefects are almost always boys. But 18-year-old Dzidzornu defied the odds by running for the position and winning!
How Seenaa & Sabboontu are Destigmatizing Menstruation
Many girls like Seenaa and Sabboontu are forced to miss school during their periods because of stigma associated with menstruation and a lack of access to the products they need. Seenaa and Sabboontu joined a Girls’ Club at their school in Ethiopia where they sew reusable menstrual pads and talk openly about reproductive health with other girls and boys.
Helping Children Cope After the Flood: Mehboob's Story
In September 2022, more than 33 million people were affected by floods in Pakistan. More than 1,700 people lost their lives, including more than 400 children. Mehboob, a 22-year-old Right To Play-trained coach, reflects on his experiences as a volunteer and his role in bringing back lost smiles on the faces of children affected by the floods.
How Peter Went Back to Learning
Peter couldn’t afford a school that could accommodate his disabilities. That meant he wasn’t going to school at all. Thanks to the help of the Right To Play-trained school inclusion committee, Peter is back in class, learning and playing with his peers.
Building Her Vision for the Future: Aisha's Story
More than 60,000 children live on the streets of Accra, Ghana’s capital, and are not in school. Aisha dreams of being a journalist to speak against child labour and homelessness and to draw the government's attention to these issues.
8-Year-Old Comes Out of Her Shell Through PLAY program
Rose, 8, is from a close-knit community in northwestern Ontario with a beautiful beach on Lake Huron. In December 2022, Rose participated in a three-day MLSE and Right To Play hockey clinic hosted by her community, where she was brave, caring and confident. “I had trouble breaking [on the ice] before the clinic, and now I can do it well!” Rose explains.
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