In June 2010 Martin Parnell, along with Heather Moyse and Caroline Ouellette, visited Right To Play schools in the Western African country of Benin. Returning from Africa Martin decided to establish his Quests for Kids initiative.
In 2012, funds raised from the Quests for Kids challenges will be directed towards Right To Play programming in Benin. Right To Play's goal is to raise $300,000 in 2012 for Benin, and thanks to our generous partners each dollar raised from Quests for Kids will be matched 3 times!
Benin is one of the poorest nations in the world. Plagued by poverty, the country is hindered by a weak education system that is lacking in resources and teachers and the country’s health care system has many problems with diseases such as Malaria and HIV/AIDS. In 2012 Right To Play will reach more the 32,000 children in Benin through regular sport and play programming and another 135,000 will benefit from an early childhood curriculum that teaches through the power of sport and play. Right To Play's goals for Benin are to help improve learning outcomes of pre-school children with national early childhood curriculum; create a safe and inclusive environment for girls and children with disabilities to participate in play activities; to develop HIV/AIDS knowledge and increase healthy behaviors related to infectious disease prevention; and to create a better learning environment and greater community cohesion through improved life skills.
Learn more about Right To Play's work in Benin.
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