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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HOLDING ON TO HOPE: KHADER’S STORY
In Beit Hanoun, on the northeastern border of the Gaza Strip, violance has been common, there is a large population of refugees, and poverty is rampant. Children rely on coaches like Khader to bring much-needed recreational and extracurricular activities that help them hold onto hope.
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 Leila got pregnant in Mozambique at 16, she thought it was the end of her school career. But with the help of Right To Play, she made it back to school. Read more about her story here.
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