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Right To Play is celebrating our 20th anniversary. Over the past two decades, we have empowered a generation of children to rise using the power of play.

But millions of children still face dangerous and difficult lives. Together, we can help them shape a better future, for themselves, their families and their communities.

To do this we will build on the lessons we have learned through decades of success. We know what works, and we use this knowledge in our extensive collaborations with teachers, governments, communities and parents. We will continue to seek new and bold approaches to unlock children’s power through play. You can help us, and ensure that every child can rise!

Watch Them Rise

Right To Play is a global leader in igniting the potential of every child.

We have 20 years of success using a unique active and experiential approach to learning, to protect, educate and empower children both inside and outside the classroom. 2.3 million children each year in 15 countries benefit.

Over the next 20 years we will help the next generation to rise. We see a future where children are free from abuse and exploitation, heard and respected, resilient and filled with hope. To do that, we are mobilizing the support of people just like you. You can play a critical role in ensuring our programs are effective and enduring.


Meet the Alumni

20 years of success means 20 years of children who have grown up to become leaders and change-makers who are creating a more hopeful tomorrow for their societies. As part of our 20th anniversary, we're proud to celebrate their incredible successes.

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Aissa (centre) is an advocate for Mali's children at the United Nations

Aissa is helping girls in Mali claim their voices and their rights. And she’s doing it with skills she learnt in a Right To Play program when she was just a girl herself.

Read Aissa's story.

Play is one of the most fundamental forces in a child’s life. For 20 years, we have used play to keep children in school so they can graduate, to empower girls to participate and lead, to teach children to resolve conflict and embrace differences, and to change behaviours and save lives.

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It’s urgent children learn the skills they need to face the challenges of the future. They need your support now more than ever.