Getting in the Game: Ahmad’s Story
Meet Natalie, a Coach Building Peace in Burundi
Burundi has been wracked by waves of political violence since 1962, including decades of political violence culminating in a 12-year civil war. Coaches like Natalie are working to bridge the divisions violence has created in Burundi and help children from different ethnic and political groups learn to coexist respectfully and peacefully with one another.
How Win Is Following His Dream of Becoming an Athlete
Through programs and facilities made possible by Right To Play, Win was able to work on his confidence, leadership abilities, and skills in the sport he loves: football.
A Former Refugee Inspires Young Students: Harriet’s Story
Harriet became a refugee as a child, but thanks to the support of her parents and teachers, managed to become a teacher in Uganda. Now, she's paying it forward by helping refugee children overcome the trauma of displacement to keep on learning.
How Dzidzornu Is Claiming Her Confidence
Through the support of a Junior Leaders club, Dzidzornu has come out of her shell, claimed her confidence, and become an influential leader among her peers. The club Dzidzornu and her friends attend is part of the Gender Responsive Education and Transformation (GREAT) program.
How Eloisa Is Closing the Learning Gap
Eloisa is just ten years old, but she’s a leader in her school’s reading club, helping her fellow students to strengthen their academic skills as they go back to school after long closures created by COVID-19.
How William Helped His Friends Stay Safe and Learn
Schools in Ghana have been improving their safety with regular handwashing, masking, and other measures, but teachers and officials are facing the challenge of informing parents about all the changes made to protect students. William felt empowered to inform his friends’ parents due to the confidence and support he’d developed in Right To Play programs at his school.
A Bigger Lesson Than Winning: Haitham’s Story
Haitham is a coach in the Palestinian Territories teaching children lessons that go far beyond the pitch, such as respect for others, team spirit, and the dedication it takes to find the best in themselves.
Right To Play Teams With Oilers Foundation On Gender Equity Program For Indigenous Youth
Right To Play and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation teamed up this spring to develop a ball hockey program to teach gender equity to boys and girls in Indigenous communities. In April 2022, nine youth workers from five partner communities in Alberta were trained to develop a ball hockey program tailored to the needs of children in their communities.
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