Right To Play

Right To Play

Charity information

Right To Play

Right To Play is an athlete-driven international humanitarian organisation that uses sport and play as a tool for development of nearly 700,000 children and youth in the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Our programmes aim to improve the lives of children affected by poverty, war and disease. We work closely with communities to set up sport and play programmes designed to teach important skills including leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, self-esteem, communication, commitment, respect and fair-play. The network and infrastructure we set up enable local communities to take ownership of the programmes, leaving a long lasting impact.

At the core of Right To Play’s work are our holistic child development programmes, which promote cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Complementing this work are topic-specific interventions that relate to specific needs or areas of interest in local communities. All of Right To Play’s work emphasises our commitment to afford all children, regardless of identity, the opportunity to play and learn together. Specific methodological approaches are used to ensure the access of all children, and in using these techniques it is anticipated that attitudes toward those persons living with disabilities or with traditionally stigmatised identities will change. Right To Play also has specific approaches to health education and disease prevention that teach children basic information about preventable diseases – including malaria, measles, polio and tuberculosis – and how the diseases are transmitted, detected, prevented and treated. Right To Play’s youth leadership activities engage youth in meaningful activities and develop, in youth, a sense of efficacy, pride, confidence and belonging. Youth receive opportunities for practical leadership experiences in the community, including planning, implementing and evaluating initiatives.

Founded 2006

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