Webinar: A Conversation about Right To Play Programs in the Time of COVID
COVID-19 is having a significant impact on communities around the world, including those which Right To Play serves. The children we work with are some of the most vulnerable and are particularly susceptible to the effects of a crisis like this one. Together, with you, we have a critical role to play in keeping children safe and healthy.
Play at Home: Games to Keep Children Healthy, Active and Engaged
In the midst of the pandemic, we have adapted our games for children to play at home with their families to cope with the challenges of this crisis and beyond. There are games that help them understand why handwashing and social distancing are important; and games that give fun activities to support learning and alleviate psychological stress.
The Gendered Effects of COVID-19
More than 75% of caregivers in any emergency are women and girls. There are 745 million girls out of school in 191 countries across the world. These numbers are stark and alarming. But Right To Play is still working to maintain the progress we've made in getting girls back to school, even during this incredibly difficult time. Hear more from from our Gender Equality Specialist, Aamina Adham, in the video below.
One, Two, Three
Fatima in Pakistan played this game at a Play Day where boys and girls come together. They have fun and get to know each other, soon realising that they have a lot more in common than tradition usually allows. Now she is playing it with her brothers at home.
Right To Play Tanzania's COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 has forced schools to close in Tanzania. Right To Play is working dillgently to combat misinformation being spread there, so that children in our programs, along with their families, have access to credible health resources and facts. We are also developing methods to reach children remotely with play-based education to help them cope with this difficult situation, and continue their learning.
Psychosocial Support & Education
We are especially concerned by the secondary impact of the outbreak. Accessing psychosocial support (PSS) and education is very challenging for millions of children. As the pandemic continues to spread, it will become very difficult for an even greater number of children to access the crucial opportunities they need to develop.
A Message of Hope from Malual Bol Kiir
Right To Play alumnus Malual Bol Kiir, who fled war in South Sudan as a child and found his way to peace through the #PowerofPlay, has a message of hope for children in Right To Play programs today. For two decades, we've empowered a generation of children using play and sport to create peace in troubled places.
COVID-19 Response: A Message From Right To Play CEO, Kevin Frey
Right To Play CEO addresses the COVID-19 crisis, and explains how we use the power of play to save lives.
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