Institutional Partners
Right To Play works closely with numerous government, United Nations, and other institutional partners. The support of these partners is critical to our efforts to bring life-changing programs to children, youth, and communities around the world.

Featured Partners

Government Partners


Global Affairs Canada

Since 2002, Global Affairs Canada (formerly DFATD, CIDA) and Right To Play have worked in close partnership to enhance quality of education and improve healthy practices of children and youth across Africa and around the world. In 2015, Right To Play launched the Play for the Advancement of Quality Education (PAQE) program with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada. Active in eight countries, PAQE uses Right To Play's experiential learning methodology to build teacher capacity and remove barriers to education to improve learning outcomes. 


Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

Right To Play’s partnership with Norad began in 2004 with our SportHealth Projects in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana. Since then, our partnership has grown to support a nine-country, three-year Sport for Development program in Africa, Asia and the Middle-East and a seven-country program focused on education in conflict-affected countries. Norad’s continued support has been fundamental in enabling us to increase the scale and deepen the impact of our programs around the world.


United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

From 2009 - 2012, USAID was a central partner in Right To Play’s efforts to harness the power of sport and play to build unity among communities in the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza). In 2013, Right To Play and USAID will launch an exciting new three-year non-formal education program in Benin, using sport- and play-based approaches to improve the basic literacy, numeracy, and life skills of 4,500 disadvantaged children and youth.

Featured United Nations & Other Institutional Partners


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Since 2004, Right To Play and Unicef have been joint advocates for positive child development in 18 countries. Our current collaboration spans Africa and Asia, where we work together to promote children’s access to quality education in safe and child-friendly environments.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Since 2001, Right To Play has worked with UNHCR in 22 countries. As an early partner, UNHCR played a significant role in contributing to the scale and scope of Right To Play’s work. UNHCR recognizes Right To Play as an implementing partner, enabling us to provide support in refugee and internally displaced people’s camps around the world​.


United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

Right To Play and UNRWA have had a strong partnership since 2003. Right To Play partners with UNRWA in Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza), Jordon and Lebanon to enhance the healthy development of Palestinian refugee children by delivering sport- and play-based activities to children and youth in schools, rehabilitation centers and refugee camps.


Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

To support the integration of sport and play into Bénin’s Early Childhood Education curriculum, Right To Play and ETFO undertook the development of a program centered on the holistic development of children. Bénin’s Early Childhood Education program will benefit over 3,000 teachers and 80,000 children nationwide.

For our list of Institutional Partners, read our Annual Report​.​​