Right To Play Thailand has teamed up with the Chelsea Football Club Foundation! Together we're facilitating a Sport for Development session for girls aged 12-18 years at the Ban Pranee Youth Centre, an all-girls youth detention centre in Bangkok.
Using football as the sport of choice, the program re-engages children in school, helping them realize their potential, both inside and outside the classroom. This keeps them involved in school life while encouraging them to also become active members of their communities.
"Having the Chelsea Football Club Foundation join in as part of our regular Right To Play activities was thrilling for me and the girls here at the centre," said Miss Kuk, a physical education teacher at the Youth Detention Centre. "The football activities help the girls to relax and not feel so much pressure and stress about being away from their friends and families. We had the chance to not only have fun but to work together as a team. The coaches from Chelsea and Right To Play were all knowledgeable in football and how to draw out the life lessons like teamwork and cooperation."
By engaging children through sport and play, Sport for Development programs like ours teach girls values such as teamwork, cooperation and decision making, providing them with better decision-making skills for their futures.