Presentation on theme: "1 TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH THE POWER OF PLAY. A game of football can teach children about TOLERANCE and PEACE, and a game of tag can teach about malaria."— Presentation transcript:
A game of football can teach children about TOLERANCE and PEACE, and a game of tag can teach about malaria prevention. Play helps teach important life lessons and develop skills like COOPERATION, LEADERSHIP and TEAMWORK. 2 WHY IS PLAY SO IMPORTANT? The UN recognizes play as the right of every child. Play is not a luxury; it is a tool for EDUCATION and HEALTH. It can bring entire communities together and inspire every individual.
4 WHAT RIGHT TO PLAY BELIEVE That every child has the right to play
They work in the most disadvantaged areas engaging girls, persons with disabilities, children affected by HIV/AIDS, street children, former child combatants and refugees. 5 WHO RIGHT TO PLAY WORK WITH
7 WHAT DO THEY DO? THEY EDUCATE They Help Children Learn. They improve academic performance by using games as a tool for education, fostering physical, cognitive and social development They Promote Health by encouraging physical fitness, mobilizing communities around national health issues, and educating about disease prevention priorities including HIV/AIDS, malaria and immunization. They Build Peace by teaching conflict resolution and peace building skills, while helping heal children and communities affected by war. They Develop Communities by engaging local staff and volunteers and partnering with local organisations to build infrastructure.
8 HIV & AIDS 93% of children believe people living with HIV and AIDS should be able to teach school vs. 49% of children not in Right To Play programmes. 94% of children believe people living with HIV and AIDS should attend school vs. 54% of children not in Right To Play programmes. 84% of children believe people living with HIV and AIDS are people they would be willing to share a meal with vs. 36% of children not in Right To Play programmes. Results from Uganda Right To Play Evaluation in 2011 Kids in Right To Play programmes:
9 HEALTH & HYGIENE 84% reported sleeping under a mosquito net vs. 10% national average provided by Unicef 82% reported regularly washing hands after the latrine vs. 59% of children not in Right To Play programmes 92% knew ways of preventing HIV from sexual transmission vs. 50% of children not in Right To Play programmes Kids in Right To Play programmes: Results from Uganda Right To Play Evaluation in 2011
10 EDUCATION 100% 95% of classrooms used active learning (activities and discussion to engage children in learning) vs. 55% of non-Right To Play classrooms. Results from Thailand Evaluation 2008. After Right To Play came to the school, you could see results that the children had improved, understood better and were more enlightened. The class marks have gone up as well. Education Director, Tori Benin of classrooms showed evidence of a collaborative learning environment vs. 46% of non-Right To Play classrooms. Results from Thailand Evaluation 2008 Kids in Right To Play programmes:
11 CONFLICT RESOLUTION 87% of children would not take revenge when faced with a case of peer-initiated conflict. Results from Liberia, Benin, Mali, and Ghana. 84% of children report knowing how to solve a peer-related conflict peacefully. Results from Liberia Evaluation 2010. Playing every day has brought love and respect to their lives. Now they can settle their problems of confusion by themselves." - Parent, Barrobo, Liberia Kids in Right To Play programmes:
1,000,000 children in weekly regular sport and play activities 49% of children in their programmes are girls THEIR REACH
HOW RIGHT TO PLAY CHANGES LIVES Abu Aziz loves to play football, but as a boy growing up with Down Syndrome, he was always kept on the sidelines, only ever watching the other kids play. Then one day, a Right To Play Coach named Assam brought Abu and his peers a red ball that said LOOK AFTER YOURSELF, LOOK AFTER ONE ANOTHER. He got everyone thinking about respect and fair play, and showed the kids that Abu could play football too – and it turns out, he is a star. Abu was finally invited to play football with the others and in his first tournament, he scored two goals and his team won the Cup Final! Abu Aziz, Jordan,
Create, host or take part in a Right To Play event Have a Right To Play sports day or play day Dedicate a class project to Right To Play Have your sports teams support Right To Play Come up with your own great ideas to get involved WHAT WE COULD DO
WHEN CHILDREN PLAY, THE WORLD WINS www.righttoplay.org.uk