Building Leadership Skills Through Hockey: Stephanie's Story
Stephanie is from PLAY partner community Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation and last December, she took part in a hockey clinic run by MLSE Foundation in partnership with Right To Play. Read here experience here.
How Ambroise Stood up for Students
One in two Rwandan students report the use of violence in schools. But after attending a Right To Play training session, Ambroise realized that the use of violence in class had the opposite effect to what he and his fellow teachers were hoping to achieve.
Resisting early marriage: How Felda returned to school and became a leader
Mozambique has one of the highest rates of child marriage globally. Almost 48% of girls will get married before they turn 18 years old. Many of these girls drop out of school and never go back. But, with the support of a Right To Play-organized Girls' Club, Felda was able to come back to school after an early marriage and become a leader.
How connecting to land and culture is improving health outcomes for Indigenous youth workers
Through the leadership of local youth workers (Community Mentors), 15 Indigenous youth across Ontario have had access to new opportunities to connect to the land and their culture as part of the Traditional and Land-based Quality Sport program. The program is a Right To Play pilot program supported by Sport Canada.
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.
The Confidence to Learn: Victoria’s Story
Victoria is a bright and determined nine-year-old who dreams of being a doctor. Victoria knows that to achieve her dream, she has to do well in school. She’s able to pursue her dream thanks to the support of Tumaini, her Right To Play-trained teacher, who uses play in the classroom to make the classroom an engaging and inclusive place for both girls and boys.
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 in the Palestinian Territories has helped create an inclusive environment where Ahmad can play, learn, and thrive.
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.
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