If you know me well or watch my twitter and LinkedIn feeds you’ll know I’ve been a big supporter of Right to Play for many years. We’ve launched a new campaign and new brand which really helps bring to life the work of all the amazing coaches, teachers, and teams that make things happen for all the children we serve. Please take a moment to watch and read how Right to Play protects, educates, and empowers children to rise.
In November 2018 I was lucky enough to join UK Chairman, Simon Holden, and other supporters at a breakfast where we got to talk in a small group to one of the amazing teachers Right to Play has enabled to deliver education in Tanzania in a whole different way. Asha is a Right To Play coach and teacher in a primary school in the poorest part of Dar es Salaam. She is a true inspiration to the children she teaches, keeping them in school through her play-based approach to learning. See below the impact Asha’s work has had on one incredible boy whose life is now rising up.
PROTECT. EDUCATE. EMPOWER. It’s what we do for 1.9 million children each week.
I’ve been lucky enough to be on the journey with Right to Play for over 9 years now and seeing the impact build year after year has just been incredible. At a time when our world seems to be trying to be more divided Right to Play has been a beacon of light for me.
If these messages inspire you please join us in building the impact we can have. Please reach out to me, please donate, and please rise up!
OUR MISSION: Protect, educate and empower children to rise above adversity using the power of play.
OUR STORY: It all began with a boy in a long sleeve t-shirt… It was only a few months before the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics, when Norwegian speed skater Johann Olav Koss led a humanitarian trip to the newly formed African country of Eritrea. As an ambassador of the organization Olympic Aid (to later become Right To Play), the athlete came face-to-face with the realities of life in a country emerging from decades of war. As children played amidst burned out tanks, surrounded by the images of war martyrs, one boy stood out and crystallized an idea for Johann that would write the future of Right To Play.