Right to Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play as a tool for the development of children and youth. The sport and play sessions organized by Right to Play in the most disadvantaged communities serve as learning opportunities for participants as specifically designed messages relating to peace building, health promotion and good citizenship are embedded within the programs. Right To Play started to work in Liberia in 2006 in the counties of Montserrado and Lofa. This grant allows them to expand their activities into the south-east of Liberia (Grand Gedeh & and reach over 25,000 children on a regular basis through the effort of 960 trained coaches.
The program will do the following:
- Training of coaches
- Supervising “sport and play” activities conducted by the coache and ensuring that they follow RTP guidelines
- Development of lifeskills (discipline, respect, fair play, teamwork, inclusion for excluded or marginalized group) through sport and play
- HIV/AIDS behaviour change
- Peacebuilding activities: through sport and play, children learn how to solve conflict in non-violent ways, work together as a team, communicate clearly and learn to be leaders.
Partners: McCall MacBain Foundation
Implementing Partners: Right to Play
Focus Areas: Civil Society Strengthening, Health, Education, Gender / Women's Rights
Locations: Grand Gedeh, Maryland, Grand Kru