How Ruth Helps Her Peers Return to School
Since COVID-19 first struck Rwanda, schools have been closed for a total of 41 weeks of instruction. But when schools reopened, many children didn’t return. Ruth was one of them. Her journey back to school began when she and her mother were visited at home by members of her school’s local Junior Leader club.
How Ella and Joyce are Advocating for their Right to Education
Ella, 15, was out of school for more than two years before a back-to-school campaign, aimed at improving access to quality education for primary school-aged children, especially girls, helped her return. Listen to Ella describe her experience.
Finding healing through music: Alain’s story
Refugee children in Lebanon like Alain often struggle to process the traumatic experiences they've gone through. A program in Beirut helped Alain learn how to express himself, cope with negative emotions, and connect with others through music and arts.
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 labor 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.
Finding Her Voice Through Art: Nour’s Story
Nour is a refugee living in Lebanon who suffered the trauma of the Syrian Civil War and turned inward. But she found a way to express herself through music and art, and is now inspiring others to do the same.
Empowered to Learn: Laila’s Story
The prevailing view in Laila's village in Pakistan is that educating girls is a waste of time, so she didn't go to school. But Right To Play helped her learn how to read, and now she is sharing that gift with others.
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.
Finding Hope for the Future: Martha's Story
When schools were closed due to COVID-19, Martha's family couldn't afford at-home tutors, and she was under pressure to end her education and find work in Accra. That's when Alhassan intervened.
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