Play teaches children important life lessons that can be used both on and off the field. This is why “Right to Play” use games to educate the children in there programs around the world about inclusion and acceptance, showing them that every child has the right to play
In Bridges, a game that literally connects the children to one another, The Coaches teach the kids how to work together towards achieving a common goal, while overcoming challenges. This game is one more way we’re building peaceful communities and working toward the UN’s new Global Goals.
Right to Play’s approach is simple: They believe if learning is fun, children will better absorb the knowledge and develop positive interacttions with one another. There programs focus on communication, acceptance, conflict resolution and inclusion—all of which are needed for peace.
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Johann Koss is the President and CEO of Right To Play International. He oversees the global operations of the organization while also guiding Right To Play’s long term strategic direction.
Johann is an internationally recognized social entrepreneur who has been widely acknowledged for his work in promoting the use of sport and play as a tool for positive childhood development. He founded Right To Play in 2000, dedicating himself to growing it into an influential international non-government organization and a leader in the Sport for Development and Peace movement. The organization operates in more than 20 countries reaching over one million children each week. In 2014, it has an annual budget of $48 million, and will be supported by 600 staff worldwide and over 16,000 volunteer Coaches