PLAY-BASED ACTIVITIES EMPOWER CHILDREN TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS
Toronto, Canada (February 19, 2012)
– Right To Play today announced it will make its Child Protection resource Creating a Safer World: Child Rights, Participation and Protection free to download in both English and French here
Creating a Safer World was first developed to train Right To Play staff and volunteer Coaches around the world on child rights and protection. The manual provides comprehensive training on how to prevent and respond to child abuse, as well as how to create safe play environments where children can exercise their rights freely. Guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Creating a Safer World also provides a collection of 70 play-based learning activities that empower children to learn about and realize their rights.
“We are proud to be able to share one of our most significant resources with the broader community concerned with child protection and child rights,” says Johann Koss, President and CEO of Right To Play. “Our team has worked hard over the past five years to establish a standardized resource that can be used extensively by individuals and organizations focused on positive child development.”
Right To Play is a core member of the International Working Group on Safeguarding Children in Sport. The free distribution of Creating a Safer World represents its commitment to supporting other organizations and individuals’ child protection practices, and to building a community the enables safe environments.
Creating a Safer World is the first in a series of child protection and gender equality resources to be made available on www.righttoplay.com
. The resource bundle consists of three manuals: a Trainer Manual; Participant Workbook and; a Play-Based Learning Manual that includes more than 70 games.
The resource targets those who want to supplement their knowledge and understanding of Child Protection and who want to learn how experiential learning can be used to enable sensitive conversations around child protection issues.About Right To Play
Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps children in more than 20 countries to build essential life skills and better futures, while driving lasting social change. Founded in 2000 by four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has national offices in Canada, the Netherlands, Norway Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our programs are facilitated by 590 international staff and nearly 12,000 volunteer Coaches.
For more information, please contact:Kyla Pearson
Media and Communications Officer,
Right To Play International
Phone: +1 416 498-1922 x.240www.righttoplay.com