We transform children’s lives through the power of play, to help them stay in school and graduate, to resist exploitation and overcome prejudice, and to prevent disease and heal from war and abuse. Our Annual Report is a celebration of the inspiring children in our programs who continue to rise above of difficult circumstances and of the many incredible partners who are dedicated to creating transformational change in their lives. We hope you enjoy reading about what your support has made possible. Thank you for empowering children to rise.

A Message From Our CEO
CEO Kevin Frey introduces the 2019 Annual Report


2019 At a Glance


Our Reach and Impact

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In 2019, more than 2.35 million children participated in unique play-based programs in 15 countries, programs that teach them how to protect themselves from harm, overcome the barriers they face, collaborate with others and pursue the skills they need to thrive.


Project Highlights

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Your support made it possible for girls in Pakistan to learn employable skills and build their independence, for Indigenous youth in Canada to receive psychosocial support, and for children Rwanda to participate in experiential lessons about environmental care and stewardship. Read more about these and the many other incredible projects your support made possible in 2019.


The Power of Partnership

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Partnerships make our work possible. In 2019, we partnered with dozens of incredible organizations to protect, educate, and empower children around the globe. We are deeply grateful for their support. Read more about how the power of partnerships is helping the next generation of children to rise.


Our Uprisers

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Since Right To Play’s founding twenty years ago, we have been committed to empowering a generation of children to rise. Read more about the stories of children like Aurora, who is using knowledge she learned from Right To Play to educate her community about the risks of child marriage and early pregnancy, and the profound impact of denying education to girls.


Thank You To Our Supporters

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We are deeply grateful to all of the generous individuals, foundations, government, agencies and businesses whose partnership makes our work possible. Your support is helping children stay in school and learn life-saving health practices, and building more equitable attitudes towards girls through the transformational power of play.

Thank you for partnering with us to empower the next generation of children to rise. Thank you for working towards a future where children are free from abuse and exploitation, heard and respected, resilient and filled with hope.