Our founder and CEO Philippe Hügli cycled in a charity-bike-ride from Solothurn and Langenthal to Tuscany in 2018 & 2019 respectively, where he raised both times more than CHF 10’000.- on behalf of hystrix medical for RtP. In 2019, Philippe was also joined by his colleagues Roman Eminger (Co-founder and CTO) and Dirk Altermatt (former Full Stack Developer). For more information visit Philippe´s Facebook page #800kforrighttoplay.
About Right To Play
Right To Play uses play-based learning methods to protect and educate children to empower them to rise above adversity.
In order to achieve a sustainable impact, Right To Play works closely with local organisations and ministries. Teachers and coaches are trained in play-based teaching methods, which are designed to make learning child-friendly and playful. This creates positive learning experiences for the children and teaches them important life skills.
Right To Play sport- and play-based programs reach 1.9 million children each week around the world.
Playing for Sustainable Change
Playing is not a luxury. Play is a powerful tool to convey educational and health information. Right To Play harnesses the power of play to build life skills and drive positive and sustainable change across five outcome areas:
Play-based learning methods allow children to enjoy the learning process. Active participation in the classroom improves school performance and reduces school drop-out rates.
All children are equal when they play. This gives girls a voice and the confidence to claim their rights to equality, education, dignity, and safety.
Health & Well-Being:
Games educate the children about diseases and prevent stigmatisation. Children learn how to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS, malaria, or infectious diseases.
Safe learning environments allow children to learn about their rights (e.g. right to education). The awareness of their rights protects them of the threats of child labour and child marriage.
Psycho-social support helps traumatised children to recover from armed conflicts, displacement, and to process their experiences. Play helps to promote tolerance and peaceful conflict resolution skills.