Right to Play's mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities. As a global pioneer in the field of sport for development, the organisation reaches 1 million children globally through structured sport and play programming in over 15 countries of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Right to Play’s methodology is framed on engaging children and youth in regular play-based activities led by trained young coaches. These activities are purposefully designed to integrate life skills among children such as cooperation, communication, team work and critical thinking.
In Pakistan, Right to Play is working on similar structured programs in 14 districts/locations engaging over 160,000 children and youth on a regular basis, 50% of these program participants are female. In partnership with Women Win, Right to Play implements the Goal programme for girls in government schools in the Lyari and Shirin Jinnah areas of Karachi. The programme reaches more than 2500 adolescent girls on a weekly basis through football and life skills sessions. Additionally, Right to Play is a key Women Win partner in U.S. State Department-funded exchange programs that aim to improve communities of sport and girls’ rights practice in the U.S. and Pakistan.