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.

Have a look at our Fireside Chat with Athletes and Activists, below:

Honoring Our Supporters

Due to COVID-19, we were not able to gather in-person to honor some of our most important and valued supporters as planned this past April. Instead, we gathered virtually on to honor Microsoft and Brad Smith, Dag Skattum, and Allyson Felix.

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.

Microsoft, Accepted by Brad Smith

For their long-standing partnership with Right To Play as our largest technology and professional services partner, and as an avid supporter of our play-based education programming in Africa and Canada, we honor and thank Microsoft. Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, will accept the award on the company's behalf..

Dag Skattum

For his tenured support and strategic advice on our International Board of Directors, United States Board of Directors and United Kingdom Board of Directors, we honor Dag Skattum, Managing Director BlackRock, Long Term Private Capital.

Allyson Felix

The most decorated Track & Field athlete of all-time, Allyson Felix is an athlete, activist, and mother, whose legacy transcends sports. For her longtime support of Right To Play as a board member, and for her commitment to mothers and children everywhere, we honor Allyson Felix.

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.