The 2.35 million children in Right To Play’s programs in Africa, Asia and the Middle East are more vulnerable now than ever before. We need your help today to raise the crucial funds to keep protecting, educating, and empowering them.

Continued funding is critical to keep providing life-changing educational services that have shifted to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But COVID isn’t the only threat in the communities where we work in. Girls are already less likely to return to school each year, and the pandemic is making them even more vulnerable to abuse, early marriage, and child labor.

With a goal of raising $500,000, we're asking for your help today to get girls back in the classroom and learning.

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Why We Need You Now

Being out of school puts girls at greater risk of early marriage and pregnancy, abuse, female genital mutilation, and forced labor. More than 75% of caregivers in an emergency are women and girls. This means girls are at greater risk of having their education ended permanently, even once schools reopen. In fact, studies show that girls are 50% less likely than boys to come back to secondary school after an emergency. We're working with families, communities, and governments to protect girls from these outcomes and ensure they can go back to school when the crisis is over.

How Right To Play is Helping

Right To Play has been taking action to keep children healthy and safe, learning, and mentally strong. Drawing on our 20 years of experience working in some of the world's worst crises, we are using the power of play to protect, educate, and empower children to rise above adversity, and help their communities build back stronger. Scroll through the carousel below to see how. You will learn that your gift today will share valuable updates through radio and television ads, reaching millions of families around Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Your support will also deliver customized play-to-learn-at-home packets for families to encourage free play, conflict resolution and health and well-being while children are out of school.

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