Connecting with Culture Builds Confidence: Samantha's Story
Eleven-year-old Samantha expresses deep pride in practicing her Ojibway way of life, which she has had the opportunity to learn more about at the PLAY program.
Youth builds the strength & voice to lead: Hunter's Story
Hunter is an 18-year-old youth who first joined his community’s PLAY program in northern Alberta. When Hunter first started, he was very shy and quiet. Through the skill-building activities facilitated by his Community Mentor, he has grown by leaps and bounds.
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.
Finding His Passion: Jayden’s Story
Jayden lives in a remote Indigenous community in British Columbia, and was feeling isolated. Our PLAY (Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth) program helped him connect with others and discover a new passion along the way.
Resilience: Daniyal’s Story
The story of how one boy is coping with the trauma of the Beirut explosion.
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.
I Want to Learn: Mateus’s Story
The story of how one boy refused to let COVID-19 stop him from learning.
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