ADVOCATING FOR EQUALITY: EMELYNE’S STORY
Emelyne was struggling in school, falling behind, and having difficulty affording supplies. Her father encouraged her to drop out. Now Emelyne is not only succeeding in the classroom, but she’s also using her voice to advocate for equality in her community.
Cultivating Creativity: Delice’s Story
Even before the pandemic, girls in Rwanda faced significant barriers to accessing education, and those barriers grew in the wake of COVID-19. Delice dropped out of school. This is the story of how she got back to learning and discovered a love of reading and poetry.
Finding healing through music: Alain’s story
Refugee children in Lebanon like Alain often struggle to process the traumatic experiences they've gone through. A program in Beirut helped Alain learn how to express himself, cope with negative emotions, and connect with others through music and arts.
How Anitha Went Back to School
Anitha had to drop out of school due to poverty. She worked hauling water and selling sugar cane, dangerous work for children. Members of a Right To Play-supported child rights club in her former school reached out and helped her leave child labour and return to her education. With their help, she is able to make money safely to afford school supplies. Anitha is now a star pupil in her class, and she's glad to be back.
Finding Her Voice Through Art: Nour’s Story
Nour is a refugee living in Lebanon who suffered the trauma of the Syrian Civil War and turned inward. But she found a way to express herself through music and art, and is now inspiring others to do the same.
Connecting Health and Education: Esperance's Story
The My Education, My Future program is providing opportunities for girls in Tanzania and Burundi to learn about sexual health, and help keep young refugees like Esperance in school.
Empowered to Learn: Laila’s Story
The prevailing view in Laila's village in Pakistan is that educating girls is a waste of time, so she didn't go to school. But Right To Play helped her learn how to read, and now she is sharing that gift with others.
Standing Up for What She Believes In: Adele’s Story
Life is hard for girls in rural northern Tanzania. Many girls are forced to undergo female genital mutilation and marry young. Adele enrolled in a Right To Play child rights club at her school and uses the knowledge and confidence she gained there to help girls resist the dangerous practices.
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