Right To Play and the IKEA Foundation have joined forces in conflict-affected countries and territories: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda and Lebanon to engage 115,000+ children and youth in play programs to help break down social barriers, create common ground, remove differences like gender, race and religion and promote teamwork.
Commencing now, and with the help of 2400+ specially-trained teachers and Coaches, we aim to: increase retention in school; create new behaviours regarding conflict-resolution and peace-building within the communities; and demonstrate health awareness of and protection against diseases like, malaria, HIV and AIDs.
Right To Play uses these specialized, education-based, play programs to help children living in refugee camps and surrounding communities develop the skills they need to cope with daily adversity. One example is the IKEA Foundation’s €1.6 million grant, which will deliver a three-year Building Resilience Through Sport and Play program aimed at improving school attendance and teaching young people valuable life skills, while gaining leadership opportunities.
|Location||Eastern Africa, Uganda, Southern Sudan, Lebanon, Kenya, Ethiopia, North Africa and Middle East, East Asia and Pacific, Central Africa|
|Value||USD 2.6 Million|