Youth Building Positive Life Skills Through Relationships
In Dauphin, Manitoba, Indigenous youth have taken a leadership role to create free programming for kids to build confidence, community and gain new skills. The Dauphin Friendship Center is entering their fifth year of partnership with Right to Play, and are focused on running programs around relationship-building in youth.
Preparing Youth for Adulthood
Standing Up for What She Believes In: Adele’s Story
Life is hard for girls in rural northern Tanzania. Many girls are forced to undergo female genital mutilation and marry young. Adele enrolled in a Right To Play child rights club at her school and uses the knowledge and confidence she gained there to help girls resist the dangerous practices.
Standing Strong: Claire’s Story
Claire was sexually assaulted, became pregnant, and out of fear of teachers and classmates, dropped out of school. Over time, she was able to reclaim her agency, return to school and wants to become a teacher.
WORKING TOGETHER: SARATA’S STORY
55% of school-age children in Mali are involved in some form of work. Sarata was one of them, working in the mines after the death of her father pushed her family into poverty. Now she is back in school and wants to become a doctor.
Free to Be Himself: Taha’s Story
Taha is a Palestinian refugee who grew up with a mobility impairment. He felt helpless and struggled to leave his home in Gaza, but thanks to a psychosocial support program for children with disabilities, he developed the confidence and independence to face the world.
Finding Hope for the Future: Martha's Story
When schools were closed due to COVID-19, Martha's family couldn't afford at-home tutors, and she was under pressure to end her education and find work in Accra. That's when Alhassan intervened.
Overcoming displacement and claiming her right to education: Zainab’s story
Since 2015, more than 400,000 refugees have fled civil unrest in Burundi for camps in Tanzania. 17-year-old Zainab joined the Gender Equality Club in her camp, part of an initiative by the “My Education, My Future” program.
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