In many of the countries in which we work, there is a shortage of teachers, and those who are in place often lack the knowledge, training and resources to deliver effective learning experiences to children. This means children are not attending school, missing out on an education and therefore not maximising opportunities for the future.
Right To Play trains local teachers to become Volunteer Coaches, leading our specially designed games both in and out of the classroom.
We now have 16,400 Coaches across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Through our training programmes, they become better teachers. As a result, children are attending, and staying in, school, giving them brighter futures.
In Rwanda, there is now a 95% attendance rate at school among children who have attended our programmes. The government of Rwanda has seen the impact of our programmes and Right To Play's programmes are now being integrated into the national curriculum.
Through training teachers to integrate play into the classroom, rather than using it as an activity outside the classroom, they are better equipped to lead children and encourage effective learning.