It has been a hard year for children around the world. COVID-19 has transformed their lives, and for many, it’s been only one of the life-changing crises they’ve faced this year. But they are standing up to the challenges they are facing, refusing to let disasters, wars, inequality, and pandemics determine and limit their futures.

From Mozambique to Lebanon, Tanzania to Ghana, children are facing crisis and challenges. Support from Right To Play is helping them to overcome these challenges and push through to a brighter future in 2021. With your support, crisis won’t stop their dreams.

Irene Protects Her Friends and Family

Irene’s a young girl in impoverished rural Ghana. She’s dismantling rumours about COVID-19 and teaching her neighbours and family how to protect themselves.

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Mateus Keeps on Studying

Lockdowns in Mozambique meant that Mateus’ plans to sit for exams were put on hold. He refused to give up, and kept learning thanks to televised lesson so he can get his education.

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Judith Resists Female Genital Mutilation

When schools in Tanzania closed, a surge of female genital mutilation followed. [LINK TO JUDITH’S STORY] Judith stood up for her rights, defied social expectations and refused to be cut.

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Daniyal Stays Resilient Despite Disaster

Daniyal’s family survived the devastating explosion in Beirut but lost everything in the blast. His mother didn’t think he’d ever smile again, until he got the mental health support he needed.

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