Resisting early marriage: How Felda returned to school and became a leader
How connecting to land and culture is improving health outcomes for Indigenous youth workers
Through the leadership of local youth workers (Community Mentors), 15 Indigenous youth across Ontario have had access to new opportunities to connect to the land and their culture as part of the Traditional and Land-based Quality Sport program. The program is a Right To Play pilot program supported by Sport Canada.
How Belise is Paying It Forward
Belise, 21, became pregnant while still finishing school. Social stigma made her feel unwelcome and ashamed at school. So, she dropped out. It took a lot of courage and special support for Belise to stand up to social pressure and claim her right to an education. Belise now works as a mentor for young mothers in the community, encouraging them to get back into school.
Getting in the Game: Ahmad’s Story
When Ahmad was a baby, he survived birth asphyxia which left him with long-term physical impacts. Growing up he felt isolated, ignored and self-conscious. Right To Play’s TOGETHER project in the Palestinian Territories has helped create an inclusive environment where Ahmad can play, learn and thrive.
How Madiha Is Standing Strong for Girls
Thatta in Sindh province is one of the most conservative areas of Pakistan, where girls are strongly discouraged from pursuing life outside their homes. Madiha refused to let tradition tell her what she, or any other girl, could or couldn’t do.
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 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.
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