A Former Refugee Inspires Young Students: Harriet’s Story
Harriet became a refugee as a child, but thanks to the support of her parents and teachers, managed to become a teacher in Uganda. Now, she's paying it forward by helping refugee children overcome the trauma of displacement to keep on learning.
How Dzidzornu Is Claiming Her Confidence
Through the support of a Junior Leaders club, Dzidzornu has come out of her shell, claimed her confidence, and become an influential leader among her peers. The club Dzidzornu and her friends attend is part of the Gender Responsive Education and Transformation (GREAT) program.
Brighter than Gold: Balla’s Story
Balla, 12, worked in Mali's most dangerous gold mines. Today, she is back in class, excelling in mathematics and French, and wants to go to medical school. This is her journey.
How Eloisa Is Closing the Learning Gap
Eloisa is just ten years old, but she’s a leader in her school’s reading club, helping her fellow students to strengthen their academic skills as they go back to school after long closures created by COVID-19.
How Ruth Helps Her Peers Return to School
Since COVID-19 first struck Rwanda, schools have been closed for a total of 41 weeks of instruction. But when schools reopened, many children didn’t return. Ruth was one of them. Her journey back to school began when she and her mother were visited at home by members of her school’s local Junior Leader club.
How William Helped His Friends Stay Safe and Learn
Schools in Ghana have been improving their safety with regular handwashing, masking, and other measures, but teachers and officials are facing the challenge of informing parents about all the changes made to protect students. William felt empowered to inform his friends’ parents due to the confidence and support he’d developed in Right To Play programs at his school.
A Bigger Lesson Than Winning: Haitham’s Story
Haitham is a coach in the Palestinian Territories teaching children lessons that go far beyond the pitch, such as respect for others, team spirit, and the dedication it takes to find the best in themselves.
How Ella and Joyce are Advocating for their Right to Education
Ella, 15, was out of school for more than two years before a back-to-school campaign, aimed at improving access to quality education for primary school-aged children, especially girls, helped her return. Listen to Ella describe her experience.
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