HOW ELLA AND JOYCE ARE ADVOCATING FOR THEIR RIGHT TO EDUCATION
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.
CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: DELICE’S STORY
Delice hasn’t always been confident sharing her writing with others. When she started attending a Reading Club just under two years ago, she wouldn’t have imagined reading out loud, let alone reading something she had written herself. But with the support of volunteers trained in Right To Play’s experiential approach to literacy, Delice can let her creativity shine.
HOW ARFAANA IS CHASING HER DREAM
Originally from Quetta, Arfaana's family moved to Karachi in search of a better life. But in Karachi, as in many other places, her teachers thought it was more appropriate for girls to study arts instead of science. Using skills she learned in the GOAL program, Arfaana studied harder in science and advocated for herself so her teachers would have no reason to not let her study.
HOW FATIMA KEPT HER REFUGEE FAMILY STRONG
Fatima’s family is one of the millions that have been profoundly affected by the Syrian Civil War. For the past seven years, she has been the primary caregiver for her two granddaughters. But Fatima was worried that the girls were becoming more distant, especially after lockdowns began.
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.
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.
A FORMER REFUGEE INSPIRES YOUNG STUDENTS: HARRIET’S STORY
Harriet and her family fled from the terrors spread by the guerillas of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Now, back to her home country, Uganda, Harriet is committed to teaching, and to supporting refugee students to heal from the traumas they’ve experienced and dream bigger than just surviving another day.
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 called "Music for Social Change" in Beirut helped Alain learn how to express himself, cope with negative emotions, and connect with others through music and arts.
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