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.
STANDING UP FOR HERSELF: RAHEELA’S STORY
When Raheela moved to a new school, she felt isolated and was bullied by the other girls. It got so bad that she nearly dropped out. But a teacher noticed what was going on and helped her to form connections with her peers that stopped the bullying. Watch Raheela's story.
GOING BACK TO SCHOOL: BISMAH’S STORY
Bismah wants to be a doctor so she can help others. But her mother can’t afford the fees for school. Thanks to help from Right To Play, Bismah is going back to school, where she can keep on chasing her dream. Watch Bismah's story.
A DREAM OF FLYING: SADIA’S STORY
Sadia wants to be a pilot someday, but her parents can’t afford to send her to school. She’s refusing to give up on her dreams, and is studying with a Right To Play-trained tutor to keep learning until she can get into school. Watch Sadia's story.
GIVING BACK: KAINAT’S STORY
After Kainat’s father passed away, she struggled to finish her university courses. Right To Play helped her become a coach, find the confidence in herself, and complete her studies. She passes those lessons on to other girls in her community, leading them through games and activities that unlock their belief in themselves. Watch Kainat's story.
Standing Strong: Claire’s Story
Claire was sexually assaulted, became pregnant, and out of fear of teachers and classmates, dropped out of school. Over time, she was able to reclaim her agency, return to school and wants to become a teacher.
Holding on to Her Future: Leila’s Story
When she became pregnant, Leila thought it was the end of her education. More than half of girls in Mozambique do not finish primary school, and the most common reason they drop out is pregnancy. This is the story of how she returned to school.
WORKING TOGETHER: SARATA’S STORY
55% of school-age children in Mali are involved in some form of work. Sarata was one of them, working in the mines after the death of her father pushed her family into poverty. Now she is back in school and wants to become a doctor.
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