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Mission

To improve the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace.

Vision

To create a healthier and safer world through the power of sport and play.

At A Glance

Right To Play is the leading international humanitarian and development organisation using the transformative power of sport and play to build essential skills in children, thereby driving social change in communities affected by war, poverty and disease. Right To Play creates a safe place for children to learn and fosters the hope that is essential for children to envision and realise a better future. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child guides our work. Right To Play programmes target the most marginalised individuals including girls, persons with disabilities, children affected by HIV and AIDS, street children, former child combatants and refugees.

Right To Play is committed to every child’s right to play. We give children a chance to become constructive participants in society, regardless of gender, disability, ethnicity, social background or religion. Through games and sports, we help create social change in communities affected by war, poverty and disease

Each week, more than 700,000 children take part in regular sport and play activities and a combined total of more than 1 million children attend regular programming and special sports events and festivals. This is made possible by more than 16,000 local coaches, teachers and leaders. 

Ambassadors

Right To Play Ambassadors help create awareness around the work we do, championing Sport for Development and Right To Play. We have over 350 Ambassadors in 40 countries worldwide; they all share Right To Play values and serve as role models for children.

Right To Play Ambassadors including the likes of Mark Cavendish, Laura Robson, Liam Tancock, Darren Gough and many more, are key figures in our organisation, most are professionals from the world of sport, but as the charity grows people from media, arts and politics are also getting involved. These are people who understand the power of sport, and its ability to build essential life skills such as self-esteem, discipline, fair play, respect and teamwork.

Right To Play Athlete Ambassadors speak to the media on behalf of us and attend events and fundraisers. Many Ambassadors have visited Right To Play programmes in the field to generate awareness and fundraising opportunities, and to see the effectiveness of our work first-hand.

Right To Play Ambassador Mark Cavendish had an amazing year in 2011, winning a Green Jersey in the Tour de France and the World Championships. Therefore, when he won Sports Personality of the Year for 2011 it was thoroughly deserved. Mark has backed Right To Play for a number of years now, helping us raise funds and awareness, read more about him here.

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  • Right To Play - SportsPro magazine March 2012

    Right To Play was founded in 2000 with a mission to utilise sport as a tool for social development and now works with 700,000 children in 20 countries around the world. As Nick Smith, the charity’s UK national director explains, partnerships with the likes of Chelsea Football Club are a fundamental element of its success.

  • Sport for Development and Peace Evaluation Report - Recommendations to Governments

    The recommendations that follow have been distilled from the experiences of more than 50 national governments involved in the SDP IWG, and consultations with representatives from United Nations (UN) agencies, sport organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector. To be relevant to all governments, the recommendations that follow are necessarily high-level. They build on and reinforce ideas and recommendations presented in the full report and provide a framework for harnessing the power of Sport for Development and Peace.

  • 2010 Annual Report

    We Believe that self-confidence, self-esteem, respect for oneself and others, and overcoming adversity are some of the many critical elements in a child’s development and must be fostered in order to create a safer, healthier and more productive society.

  • Results Report 2000-2010

    At Right To Play we believe that physical activity, well-designed sport programmes and play offer a path to physical, social and emotional health. This reflection on Right To Play’s first decade demonstrates the positive results achieved through the power of sport and play.

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