Right To Play’s approach goes beyond individual capacity building to include investments in partnerships – local, national and international. By working closely with dedicated community members such as teachers, early childhood educators, and staff from other local implementing organizations, Right To Play builds strong and lasting relationships with local communities to ensure the long-term sustainability of our work.
INTEGRATING CULTURES TO ENSURE LOCAL FIT AND RELEVANCE
When designing programs, Right To Play first completes a thorough assessment to understand both the needs and assets of the community. Each program is then tailored to fit these needs and leverage the resources of the community in consultation with expert educators, local partners, and community members including parents and children.
PIONEERING APPROACH TO EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Right To Play’s approach ensures that both children and communities are able to put into practice the skills and attitudes learned through our programs. A key aspect of Right To Play’s methodology is the Experiential Learning Cycle, which is a teaching/learning strategy that guides learners through a three-step processing of their experience:
Reflect-The learner considers: What did I just experience? Young children are taught the vocabulary to Share their ideas and feelings and to respect the ideas and feelings of their peers.
Connect-The learner considers: How does this experience relate to earlier ones? How does it connect to what I already know, believe or feel? Does it reinforce or expand my view?
Apply-The learner considers: How can I use what I have learned from this experience? How can I use it in similar situations? How can I use this learning to benefit myself, my community?
A DELIVERY MODEL THAT BUILDS LOCAL CAPACITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
To ensure quality implementation of our programs,
Right To Play developed a delivery model that is focused on local capacity building and is easily adapted whether we are working directly with communities, through schools or through partner organizations. Right To Play’s delivery model is based on the principle that each level acts as mentor and teacher to the level below. For example, the model shows Projects Coordinators (PCs)at the top, who are responsible for the skills andleadership training of the Supervisors at the next level.
MONITORING AND EVALUATING FOR CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT
Right To Play systematically gathers and analyzes information from all project locations for the purpose of measuring our impact and to improve our programs, their delivery and project planning.