Allyson Felix inspired by girls in Mozambique
How Nadira Overcame Bullying and Found Her Voice
Growing up in a refugee camp, Nadira faced many of the common challenges those experiencing displacement, including including skyrocketing inflation and rolling blackouts caused by electricity shortages. But through a partner-program with Right To Play, she began to trust people and feel safe, which allowed her to focus on her studies.
MAKING HISTORY: DZIDZORNU’S STORY
Dzidzornu made history this year by becoming her school's first female head prefect. In Ghana, head prefects play an important role in the school; they represent the student body with school management, and they act as a leader for their fellow students. Head prefects are almost always boys. But 18-year-old Dzidzornu defied the odds by running for the position and winning!
How Seenaa & Sabboontu are Destigmatizing Menstruation
Many girls like Seenaa and Sabboontu are forced to miss school during their periods because of stigma associated with menstruation and a lack of access to the products they need. Seenaa and Sabboontu joined a Girls’ Club at their school in Ethiopia where they sew reusable menstrual pads and talk openly about reproductive health with other girls and boys.
Helping Children Cope After the Flood: Mehboob's Story
In September 2022, more than 33 million people were affected by floods in Pakistan. More than 1,700 people lost their lives, including more than 400 children. Mehboob, a 22-year-old Right To Play-trained coach, reflects on his experiences as a volunteer and his role in bringing back lost smiles on the faces of children affected by the floods.
Building Her Vision for the Future: Aisha's Story
More than 60,000 children live on the streets of Accra, Ghana’s capital, and are not in school. Aisha dreams of being a journalist to speak against child labour and homelessness and to draw the government's attention to these issues.
How Ambroise Stood up for Students
One in two Rwandan students report the use of violence in schools. But after attending a Right To Play training session, Ambroise realized that the use of violence in class had the opposite effect to what he and his fellow teachers were hoping to achieve.
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.
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