Every Child Should be in Class Today, Sport

September 10, 2019

Right to Play - Every Child Should Be Back In School
 
It's that time of year again: when thousands of children across the country are back in school and have begun a new scholastic adventure. As exciting as this is for some, for far too many children around the globe - including here in Canada - the right to a quality education is still being denied.
Imagine being told you couldn't go to school because the route was too unsafe, or because you are a girl.
Imagine your teacher having to lead a class with 50 students. Imagine you really wanted to go to class, but there was no school to even attend...

Sport, make an impact today by donating to help thousands of children return to or stay in school around the world.

Donate today
 
Said and boys cheering
Life Played Out On The Pitch
 
Sport, with just a few soccer balls Said is changing the lives of countless refugee youths. Al Quobbeh, Lebanon is home to displaced Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese families. Life here is violent, precarious and destitute. But among this uncertainty and poverty, there is dignity and hope in the form of 17-year-old Said.

Since he was a young boy, Said has always loved football and dreamed of becoming a professional player – but his idol isn’t a big star. Said’s idol is his Right To Play-trained football coach, Bilal. Using the knowledge and techniques he learned from Bilal, Said has started his own coaching group in his neighbourhood.

Residents have noticed the difference in the team members: they are more disciplined, respectful, punctual and focused. The team has brought peace and hope to the settlement. Said believes he and the boys in his care can rise above their circumstances. Perhaps one day, one of them will in turn gather a group of children around a sandy pitch and show them how to hope.

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Run (Or Walk) So Children Can Rise
Children running
October 20th, 2019. Sport, let's get moving for children around the world. Join us for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to raise awareness and funds that help children rise above adversity. It's more than just a race, it's a fun and festive morning with friends and supporters. Register to be a part of the Right To Play team to help reach the goal of 100 runners racing to support 2.3 million children globally!
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Supporter spotlight
Our Biggest Donor This Month
Zain with his birthday cupcake
We received a very special donation from a little leader who wanted to make a big difference. For his third birthday, Zain donated half of his birthday money to Right To Play so that every child can rise above adversity. Thank you for your generosity, Zain, and happy birthday!

Want to celebrate your birthday with us? We're excited to be invited! Learn how through our ECHOage partners.