How Arfaana Is Chasing Her Dream
Originally from Quetta, Arfaana's family moved to Karachi in search of a better life. But in Karachi, as in many other places, her teachers thought it was more appropriate for girls to study arts instead of science. Using skills she learned in the GOAL program, Arfaana studied harder in science and advocated for herself so her teachers would have no reason to not let her study.
How Fatima Kept Her Refugee Family Strong
Fatima’s family is one of the millions that have been profoundly affected by the Syrian Civil War. For the past seven years, she has been the primary caregiver for her two granddaughters. But Fatima was worried that the girls were becoming more distant, especially after lockdowns began.
ADVOCATING FOR EQUALITY: EMELYNE’S STORY
Emelyne was struggling in school, falling behind, and having difficulty affording supplies. Her father encouraged her to drop out. Now Emelyne is not only succeeding in the classroom, but she’s also using her voice to advocate for equality in her community.
Cultivating Creativity: Delice’s Story
Even before the pandemic, girls in Rwanda faced significant barriers to accessing education, and those barriers grew in the wake of COVID-19. Delice dropped out of school. This is the story of how she got back to learning and discovered a love of reading and poetry.
SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMMING SETS STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS
Beausoleil First Nation, also known as Chimnissing, is an Anishinabek community accessible by ferry in the south end
of Georgian Bay. Tori is a Community Mentor who has been running Right To Play programming since 2013. Having a
fully community-owned youth program in Beausoleil First Nation has been one of Tori’s long-term visions, and she
took big steps toward it this summer.
Brighter than Gold: Balla’s Story
Balla, 12, worked in Mali's most dangerous gold mines. Today, she is back in class, excelling in mathematics and French, and wants to go to medical school. This is her journey.
Standing Strong: Kyaw’s Story
In the Mae La camp for displaced people in Thailand, there is a lack of trust in the police. In a place where alcohol abuse, domestic violence and crime are common, that makes community mediators crucial for resolving conflict. This is the story of how Kyaw turned his life around and became a valuable community leader.
Finding healing through music: Alain’s story
Refugee children in Lebanon like Alain often struggle to process the traumatic experiences they've gone through. A program in Beirut helped Alain learn how to express himself, cope with negative emotions, and connect with others through music and arts.
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