HOW ARFAANA IS CHASING HER DREAM
Resisting early marriage: How Felda returned to school and became a leader
Mozambique has one of the highest rates of child marriage globally. Almost 48% of girls will get married before they turn 18 years old. Many of these girls drop out of school and never go back. But, with the support of a Right To Play-organized Girls' Club, Felda was able to come back to school after an early marriage and become a leader.
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.
The Confidence to Learn: Victoria’s Story
Victoria is a bright and determined nine-year-old who dreams of being a doctor. Victoria knows that to achieve her dream, she has to do well in school. She’s able to pursue her dream thanks to the support of Tumaini, her Right To Play-trained teacher, who uses play in the classroom to make the classroom an engaging and inclusive place for both girls and boys.
How Peter Went Back to Learning
Peter couldn’t afford a school that could accommodate his disabilities. That meant he wasn’t going to school at all. Thanks to the help of the Right To Play-trained school inclusion committee, Peter is back in class, learning and playing with his peers.
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.
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