right to play's impact
RIGHT TO PLAY'S FIVE MAJOR OUTCOME AREAS:
We transform teaching practices, improve learning and inspire girls and boys to become active and engaged students. An estimated 67 million children around the world do not attend school regularly. Right To Play has trained 70,000 local teachers and coaches to deliver play-based learning that educates, empowers and keeps children in the classroom.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
We provide psychosocial support, effect behaviour change to prevent disease and encourage positive sexual and reproductive health. Across Canada, Indigenous youth are five to seven times more likely to die by suicide than non-Indigenous youth. Children and youth in more than 85 Indigenous and urban communities across four provinces have a trusted Right To Play Community Mentor that they can turn to for help in times of crisis.
We support children and youth to develop conflict resolution skills, embrace differences and promote cohesion in their communities. Over 462 million children live in emergency and conflict-affected countries. Right To Play is present in 52 refugee camps worldwide.
We prevent and respond to violence and abuse against children and strengthen the systems that support children to be safe and thrive. Almost one billion children are subjected to physical punishment by their caregivers — including teachers on a regular basis. Around the world, 93,000 children participate in Right To Play Child Rights Clubs, where they are empowered to advocate for their own rights and well-being at home, in school and in their community.
We promote girls’ access and participation, prevent gender-based violence and educate and empower girls to advocate for their own rights. In low and middle income countries, one in every three girls is married before reaching age 18. More than 500,000 girls in Right To Play programs have a support network and know their rights.
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