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One Organization One vision One million children


In 2008, we set ourselves the goal to reach one million children through regular weekly play programs by the end of 2012. We did it!

A million thanks to our donors, supporters, partners, staff and volunteers worldwide. We could not have done it without you!

Table of Contents Message From our CEO..............................................2


At A Glance.................................................................3


Where We Work.........................................................4

The Netherlands.......................................................24

How We Impact..........................................................6

Norway......................................................................26 Switzerland...............................................................28


United Kingdom.......................................................30

We Help Children Learn............................................8

United States............................................................32

We Promote Health.................................................. 10 We Develop Communities........................................ 12

Financial Statements 2012.......................................34

We Build Peace......................................................... 14

International Board of Directors..............................38

We Ensure Gender Equality..................................... 16

Honorary Board Members.......................................39

We Protect Children..................................................17

Regional Supporters.................................................40

Advocacy: Sport for Development and Peace.......... 18 Inspiration: Athlete Ambassadors........................... 19 Funding: Government Departments and UN Agencies .....................................................20 Partners: Global and Corporate.............................. 21



Our vision is a healthy and safe world through the power of sport and play.

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Our 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.


MESSAGE FROM THE CEO When I started Right To Play, our goals were many, but the most important has always been to create opportunities for as many children as possible to access quality play programs. We began in 2000, reaching just over 37,000 children. In 2008 we set our sights on an ambitious goal: reach one million children by 2012. We did it! Reaching one million children through regular weekly sport and play activities is one of our greatest accomplishments. My thanks go to our committed staff and dedicated volunteer Coaches who deliver our programs worldwide. In 2012, our Coach base grew by almost 13% to more than 13,500 globally, 56% of which are female. It is exciting to see these women in leadership positions who break down barriers and are role models for both girls and boys. In 2012, we worked with The Bridgespan Group to develop our new five-year strategic plan. Already, this partnership has resulted in a much more developed strategy, including an improved Theory of Change, measurement strategy and clearer direction to create sustainable work. Over the next five years, we are committed to creating quality programs, learning from and improving on what we do, proving our results, and building the organization to sustainable scale. I welcome you to learn about our methodology, and how we leverage our operations in more than 20 countries.

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Also in 2012, we introduced our child protection and gender equality resources. As part of our commitment to protect children and improve women’s opportunities worldwide, both resources are available online to download and use. We hope that in sharing these resources, similar organizations and like-minded people will work toward creating a safer and healthier society.


This past year marked the end of Bob Myers’ tenure as Chair of our International Board of Directors. It has been my honour to work with him, and I am grateful for his dedication, guidance, advice and passion for our work. I am thrilled that he will remain on our International Board.

Having reached the one million children milestone is an achievement of which we can all be proud. This accomplishment would not have been possible without your support. Thank you for every kind word of encouragement and every donation. Together we will continue to bring change to the lives of children around the world. As we embark on our new strategic plan in 2013, we are evermore motivated to grow our reach through the power of play, because when children play, the world wins. Sincerely,

Johann Olav Koss President and CEO

“It has been an honour and a privilege to chair Right To Play’s International Board of Directors these past six years. Since joining, it has been immensely rewarding to see Johann’s vision come to life. I have been inspired by our growth and the tangible results that are coming out of the programs; but most of all, I am in awe of the impact that Right To Play is having worldwide. The opportunity to witness the power of play in the lives of children who otherwise face some of the world’s most difficult circumstances, is an incredible gift that I hold very close to my heart. My work with the Board of Directors and the dedicated Right To Play staff and volunteers will provide me with wonderful memories for many years to come.” - Bob Myers Chair, International Board of Directors

at a glance We believe that the power of play can transform a child’s life. In 2012, through our dedicated network of more than 13,500 local volunteer Coaches and 600 staff, we reached one million children in more than 20 countries around the world. WHY IS PLAY IMPORTANT?

WHAT DO WE DO? WE TEACH THROUGH PLAY. We Help Children Learn by improving academic performance through using games as a tool for education, fostering physical, cognitive and social development. We Promote Health by encouraging physical fitness, mobilizing communities around national health issues, and educating about disease prevention priorities including HIV and AIDS, malaria and immunization. We Build Peace by teaching conflict resolution and peace building skills, while helping heal children and communities affected by war. We Develop Communities by engaging local staff and volunteers and partnering with local organizations to build infrastructure.


We train local Coaches, who are either community leaders or teachers, in our specially-designed programs. These Coaches implement our programs based on the needs of their communities. We also encourage leadership at all ages by providing youth with unique opportunities. Junior Leaders, some as young as eight-years-old, are sharing what they have learned with others, developing leadership skills and self-confidence. They are becoming mentors to younger children in their communities.


As outlined in our new five-year Strategic Plan (2013-2017), we will strive to double our revenue and reach two million children in the next five years. As pioneers in the field of Sport for Development and Peace, our goal is to ensure every child’s right to play, and to provide children living amidst poverty, disease and conflict with the tools they need to plan for and realize a better future.

Guided by our Values: We Care, We Do, We Commit, We Play, We are a Team.

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Play is a tool for education and health. It can bring entire communities together and inspire every individual. We design games that teach lessons - a game of football can teach children about tolerance and peace, a game of tag can teach about malaria. Play helps teach important life lessons and develop skills like cooperation, leadership and teamwork. Play provides a retreat from adversity and brings much-needed joy and laughter to the lives of children, allowing kids to be kids.


Where we work In 2012, Right To Play offered programs in the following countries: ASIA China Pakistan Thailand


Benin Burundi Ethiopia Ghana Liberia Kenya Mali Mozambique Rwanda South Sudan Tanzania Uganda




Jordan Lebanon Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza)


Ghana Peru Uganda Lebanon Thailand

• NATIONAL OFFICES Canada The Netherlands Norway Switzerland United Kingdom United States

Canada Norway United States

Canada Toronto


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International Headquarters in Toronto, Canada



our team 600+ Global Staff

6,300+ Junior Leaders



Local Coaches

Athlete Ambassadors


Staff at HQ in Toronto, Canada

1,000,000 Our Reach



Netherlands Switzerland

Lebanon Palestinian Territories


(West Bank and Gaza)



Thailand Benin

South Ethiopia Sudan Uganda Rwanda Burundi

Kenya Tanzania


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How We Impact THROUGH PLAY, WE CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN TO BE AT THE CENTRE OF THEIR OWN DEVELOPMENT. When vulnerable children play, they open up and learn basic life skills like respect, communication and teamwork. The way we work also promotes trust within the communities where we operate, helping to build lasting relationships and sustainable programs. THEORY OF BEHAVIOUR CHANGE

Ultimately, we are working to foster behaviour change – a complex process that involves much more than simply building knowledge and awareness. It involves developing skills that will help children build and maintain self-esteem, resist peer-pressure, problem-solve and communicate. Our innovative methodology is designed to ensure that both children and communities can put the skills and attitudes learned through our programs into practice. It is founded on a unique understanding of social learning theory and child development needs. Through repetitive play – playing sport and playing games – we help children transition through critical stages, from an unaware state through the adoption of new behaviours to the active use of those behaviours within their community. Advocate Maintain Practice LAY Believe DP N TA Aware OR SP E Unaware ITIV PET E R

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When designing our programs, we work with each community to understand the specific challenges and assets they and their children have, tailoring our programs to meet their needs. Whether it is HIV and AIDS awareness, hygiene or conflict resolution, we ask the questions, “Where are we?” and “Where do we want to be?” From those answers, and through consultation with expert educators, local partners and community members, we shape the best possible play programs to facilitate fun learning.

KEY FACTORS NEEDED TO SUPPORT BEHAVIOUR CHANGE 1. Supportive Environments: Role models, family, Coaches, teachers, and peers play an important role in helping people adopt new behaviours. 2. Essential Life Skills: Developing the ability to manage stress, resist peer-pressure, communicate, make decisions, set goals, motivate and lead others. 3. Play Repetition: Giving children and youth the opportunity to practice skills, knowledge, and attitudes that contribute to change. 4. Healthy Attitudes: Learning self-esteem, confidence, hope, optimism, empathy, compassion, and motivation. 5. Knowledge: Acquiring facts about HIV and AIDS, for example, risk reduction behaviours, impacts of stigma, etc.


Right To Play systematically gathers and analyzes information from all project locations for the purpose of measuring our impact and continually improving our program delivery. In addition to pursuing steady improvement, we are committed to rigorous evaluation; through an in-depth understanding of program impact we can continue towards sustainable change, and contribute to a broader evidence base in Sport for Development and Peace.

An experiential approach to learning is a key aspect of our Coach training workshops. During each play session, Coaches introduce and reinforce the key messages of each activity through guided opening and closing discussions. Reflect-Connect-Apply is a teaching strategy that guides learners through three-steps that help them to process their experience: 1. Reflect: What did I just experience? Children are taught the vocabulary to share their ideas and feelings and to respect those of their peers. 2. Connect: How does this experience relate to earlier ones? How does it connect to what I already know, believe or feel? Does it reinforce or expand my view? 3. Apply: How can I use what I have learned from this experience? How can I use it in similar situations? How can I use this learning to benefit myself, and my community?

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Partnerships are an important part of our approach to programming. By collaborating with, and training community leaders, such as teachers, early childhood educators, and staff from other Non-Governmental Organizations or Community-Based Organizations, we are able to foster a sense of local ownership that will ensure a lasting impact. By training local youth and adults as Coaches, we are able to expand the reach of our programs and impart valuable leadership skills to the next generation.

ADVOCATING FOR PLAY AROUND THE WORLD We are committed to every child’s right to play and take an active role in facilitating research and promoting advocacy in this area – particularly the use of play (both through games and sports) as development tools. Our aim is to engage key decision-makers from the development, sport, business, media and government sectors to ensure every child benefits from the positive power of play. We engage with governments and political decision-makers to show the value of integrating play into national and international development policies.

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Right To Play has developed a delivery model based on clearly defined roles and responsibilities at each level of leadership, for both staff and volunteers. At each level, we are mentors and teachers to the level directly below. Project Coordinators (PC), for example, are responsible for the skills and leadership training of the Supervisors, who, in turn, are responsible for Coach/Teacher Trainers and so on. We train local volunteers to become the Coaches that run our programs who then become positive role models for individual and community leadership.

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We Help Children Learn We believe that play is a powerful tool for education. At the core of all of our play programs is one very important thing: learning. Play puts children at ease, allows them to have fun, interact with their peers and test their limits. Our approach to play-based education sets kids on a course toward brighter futures and helps make the learning last. Play is changing the way kids learn

We train teachers to create more positive, child-centered classrooms through play. In Pakistan, we reached more than 160,300 children in 2012. By showing teachers how to engage students through play, they have shifted away from corporal punishment. As a result, participation has increased and children are more engaged in class discussions. According to their progress records, students exposed to Right To Play’s methodology in the classroom perform better than those who are not.

results are being seen around the world

Formerly disruptive children are now demonstrating positive behaviours and becoming leaders within their classrooms. A report from Uganda reveals children participating in our programs achieve significantly higher scores in evaluations of life skills development than non-participating children. They score 25% higher in self-esteem alone.

Making room for play

A child cannot play and learn effectively if they do not feel secure. Creating safe, protective spaces for play is critical to the success of our programs. In South Sudan, we worked with United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to build playgrounds for two primary schools. The new play spaces helped to launch new physical education programs that reached 500 students a month in weekly activities. In 2012, we helped to build or repair more than 200 play spaces worldwide. In one Rwandan school, a safe play space we built has contributed to increasing student enrolment by 32%.

Teaming up with governments and NGOs for a common cause

In China, millions of rural children do not have the opportunity to attend kindergarten. To better prepare teachers for children who enter school at the primary level, we are working with government agencies, institutions and NGOs to improve early childhood education and help children adapt to the classroom when they begin school.

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Where access to kindergarten is available, we are working in partnership with the Hand-In-Hand Plan (HIH) to train kindergarten teachers in play-based learning methods and to help build and operate child-friendly kindergartens in rural areas.


Children in Pakistan are more engaged in their education as a result of play being incorporated into their curriculum.

Too many rural children in China lack access to quality education. We’re working with our partners to make a change.

ONE OF ONE MILLION: Daphine, Future President of Uganda “Right To Play games teach us to be confident. And if you want to be the President of Uganda, you must be confident.” When Daphine joined our programs at the age of four, she was a shy girl, without the confidence to speak for herself. Fast forward 10 years and meet Junior Leader Daphine – the future of Uganda. Not every young girl growing up in Kampala plans to be the President one day. Neither did Daphine in the beginning. According to her father, she showed more interest in sleeping than being active. “Her performance in school was not the best and she had very few friends.” After several years participating in our programs, Daphine began showing hints of leadership, eventually asking her Coach if she could help lead a class activity.

Pictured here as a young Junior Leader, Daphine’s exposure to our programs helped her develop her talent as a leader.

Now 14, Daphine has gone from performing poorly in school and showing little enthusiasm during her free time, to becoming a star in her community – and a top student. THE top student, in fact. Last year in national standardized testing, Daphine got the top score for her age in all of Uganda.


The young leader credits her success to her involvement with Right To Play. More than


“Because Right To Play games keep me physically fit, when I’m in class my brain is always alert,” she said. “When exam time comes, I remember what the teacher told me.”

She has gained the trust and confidence of children and adults alike in her community, and encourages all children to play and learn – marks of a great leader. “If I decide to follow politics, it will be easy for me to become the President, since I will have the confidence to speak to many people.”


of children reported positive leadership skills compared to 78% non-participating children*

*Results from Uganda Evaluation 2011

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Her impact is evident. When youth hear that Daphine is coming back from her senior-level school, they organize a play party for her to lead. “By the time she reaches home, very many children are at our house already,” says her father.

of children reported high levels of communication skills, respect, self-esteem and peer support*


We promote health We believe that through playing sports and games, children can learn how to stay healthy. Through speciallydesigned games and critical discussions guided by a Coach, play can transfer important health messages and teach children how to prevent diseases like malaria, HIV and AIDS. More than just a game

From washing hands to promoting acceptance, our games are designed to tackle priority health issues in the communities where we work. For example, we use a game called One of Us, All of Us to teach kids about HIV and AIDS. Two teams scatter within an area, with players told to stay where they’re standing. As Team A tries to pass the ball 10 times in succession, Team B tries to intercept. If they’re successful, roles reverse. While play is always fun, the post-game discussion – part of our Reflect-Connect-Apply methodology – is where the real lessons are learned. Following the game, Coach-led discussions help the children reflect on their teamwork, and challenges them to apply what they’ve learned to real life situations – like how to prevent HIV and AIDS.

Taking proactive measures

Through play, we educate children about diseases and other health issues that affect their community. That knowledge and confidence is helping them create change for themselves. Local Junior Leaders in Benin organized an awareness campaign for malaria prevention after discovering that farmers were misusing government-distributed bed nets to create greenhouses for tomato nurseries. After playing an adapted game of football focused on malaria symptoms and prevention, more than 120 children and youth and over 60 parents held discussions stressing the importance of using bed nets properly. In Ghana, Right To Play youth groups organized a clean-up exercise in a local market, with health and government officials on hand. Hygiene and sanitation equipment, including water barrels, brooms and shovels were also donated to help the groups adopt regular clean-up activities.

Working with others

In Tanzania, we partnered with municipal and ward officials from three regions to help put on five HIV and AIDS community awareness events focused on behaviour change and reducing stigma. The events reached more than 2,700 children and more than 3,700 community members. A follow-up evaluation concluded: • 87% of participants could explain how HIV is spread.

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• 76% were ready to share meals with people living with HIV and AIDS.


• 89% had no problem with being in a class with a student or teacher living with the disease. A simple game can make a serious issue fun to learn about. Children who learn about disease become advocates for prevention in their communities.

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of children correctly identified how measles are spread vs. 33% of non-participating children*


of children knew at least one symptom of tuberculosis vs. 77% of non-participating children*


of children knew non-sexual methods of contracting HIV and AIDS vs. 70% of non-participating children*


of children knew vaccines could protect them from tuberculosis vs. 47% of non-participating children*


of children were aware of HIV and AIDS vs. 81% non-participating children*

*Stats from our Ethiopia report 2012

ONE OF ONE MILLION: Jazmín, SMALL STEPS TO GIANT LEAPS “Jazmín is always trying to improve her jumps,” says Graciela Meza Povis, principal of her primary school in San Mateo de Huanchor, Peru. With a focus equalled to that of a Peruvian track star, she’s working on being the best jumper in her class. A modest achievement for some, but an enormous step for a girl who, one year ago, could hardly walk – never mind run and jump.

She’s come a long way. Her mother says her walking is better and she no longer stammers when speaking. “Jazmín is one of the students in whom we have been able to observe significant improvement as a result of Right To Play,” Graciela says. Improvement, by leaps and bounds.

Born with a physical disability that severely limited her mobility, Jazmín was often excluded from schoolyard activities. Without the opportunity to play with her classmates, she became shy and withdrawn. Then in 2011, we trained teachers in her school as Coaches and play was brought from the schoolyard into the classroom. Now walking, Jazmín is proof that encouragement can make what seems impossible, possible.

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The difference came when her teachers began using play as a means of education.


We develop communities We believe that by empowering one child, you can create lasting community impact. Equipping the leaders of tomorrow

with important life skills will help them inspire key decision-makers in their communities to work towards long-term, sustainable growth. PLAY GIVES YOUTH A SECOND CHANCE

Following the success of our Life Skills Development Program, which targets children in schools across seven of Thailand’s provinces, the Thai Ministry of Justice proposed using play to help young offenders in the country’s rehabilitation centres. We reach about 500 incarcerated youth in four centres, giving them a chance to develop leadership and team-building skills – both essential to their rehabilitation. Play activities, on-site counselling and supervision by Right To Play staff and trained volunteer Coaches are assisting these vulnerable youth to develop the strength that will help them make better choices and lead more positive lifestyles once they are released.


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A community’s future depends on the involvement of its young people. Our Junior Leader Approach involves young people in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of play-based learning activities to develop their leadership skills. As leaders, they become invested in their communities and inspired to make life-long changes to benefit the greater good.


The involvement of youth in the health and well-being of their community is vital to its future. Photo: Nancy Farese for Right To Play


In the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza) eight Junior Leaders (ages 17-24) are doing what’s expected of them – they’re running play activities for others kids. But each of these exceptional Junior Leaders is living with a disability. These youth have taken on the task of leading their own play sessions to give other children living with disabilities a chance to play. They have carefully modified the play activities to include all participants. At the same time, by getting all kids involved, they’re showcasing their abilities to the community. “It is beautiful to see these young Leaders facilitating the discussions and the activities on their own,” says a teacher who was present at the very first session they led. “Not only do they use the skills they’ve learned, but they also beam with self-confidence and hope for the future.”

Thailand’s incarcerated youth are developing life-skills that will help them transition back into their communities.

Uganda’s Next Generation of Change Makers Uganda’s children are hard at work in the classroom. Young children in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, gather around simple wooden tables for a group reading session. Today’s book is Where is the Baby? One child reads aloud as the others follow along. Later, they discuss the topics and play games related to the story. In a classroom next door, older children engage in a formal debate, complete with a chairperson who maintains order. Whether learning to read or developing public-speaking skills, Right To Play Coaches, teachers and local partners are helping youth build critical life skills.

Young children in Kampala, Uganda, gather around simple wooden tables for a group reading session.

“I like working with children. They are the ones who will change Africa,” says Coach Ssempala Ipolito. “They are the leaders of tomorrow.” The participants debate the day’s topic: Parents are the worst perpetrators of child abuse. They discuss both sides of the story on issues like single-parent families, discipline, poverty and neglect. “The children decide the topic themselves – something that is relevant and important to them,” says Ssempala. “We just guide them.”

Our programs help create open and safe environments. Engaging youth to speak their minds, listen to their peers, and explore problems from different angles helps build their confidence, reason, opinions and critical thinking skills. This is the power of engaging young people in community issues. This is the power of play.

Community Development In Uganda,


In 2012, Ghanian Junior Leaders led a community clean-up activity to get rid of disease-causing waste. To ensure the sustainability of their efforts, the District Assembly installed 10 street lights to discourage people from defecating in public.

*Results from Uganda Evaluation 2011

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of children reported they would turn to their Coach for advice if they had a problem.*


We build peace We believe that there is more to peace than the absence of conflict. For peace to thrive in areas plagued by violence and unrest, change must begin with the children. Learning at a young age to settle disagreements with tolerance and words, and to accept one another in spite of differences is where the peace-building process begins. Predicting a peaceful future through play

When South Sudan formed its first government in July 2011, James was invited to join the administration. Joining the political ranks was clearly an opportunity to affect change, but the army commander chose a different route. The father of three had joined Right To Play in 2002 when living in northern Uganda’s Imvepi Refugee Camp. There, he became trained as a Coach and upon his return to Sudan in 2006, began working with our local office as a Coach Trainer. This, he decided, was his calling.

“These children will be the people that change the attitudes of South Sudan, and I’m proud to be a part of that.” James is just as proud of the changes that play has brought about in himself. It has opened his mind and enabled him to realize that skills can be learned through seemingly simple activities. It wasn’t easy for James, coming from the army, to perceive play as a tool for development, but he has quickly learned its benefits. “Right To Play transformed me into who I am now and prepared me to instill leadership, confidence, knowledge and conflict resolution skills in the children of my country.”

“What I think the children need - to realize peace here in South Sudan - is to have play in common,” says James. “The South Sudanese children and youth have just come out of a war-ravaged country; their lives are so shattered that they need rehabilitation.” Being a Coach isn’t easy. The effects of war are many, and children who have experienced conflict can be distrusting of others – adults in particular.

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Using games that demonstrate the benefit of teamwork, James teaches children fair play, equality, and respect for others.


“If you look at participants in our programs, you see they are multi-ethnic children from all different groups in South Sudan. As they grow up, they know what it means to be a friend, what is meant by fair play and how to react to different challenges,” says James. In South Sudan, play is helping children realize a more peaceful future.

ONE OF ONE MILLION: SALIMATOU, FINDING PEACE IN PLAY Sixteen-year-old Salimatou arrived in the Malian capital, Bamako, a traumatized youth. Fleeing the violence that erupted in northern Mali in early 2012, she arrived hesitant, aggressive and silent – a contradiction to the girl who now leads play activities for her peers. Conflict and internal unrest forced thousands of Malians to flee their homes in search of safety. In response to the large number of internally displaced families that sought refuge in the relatively peaceful capital, Right To Play expanded program activities to accommodate affected children and provide them with the psycho-social support that living through conflict requires.

Play has also helped Salimatou build the confidence and trust to open up about her experience, which is helping her begin to heal.

Children who have witnessed or fled violence require psycho-social support to help them regain their trust in others.

“Thanks to attending the centre and my participation in the games and sport activities, I recovered my state of mind; I made friends,” she says. Salimatou’s positive behaviour change is visible in the leadership role she now takes among other displaced children. As a leader, she wants to make a sustainable change by helping other children recover from conflict using Right To Play’s peace-building activities.

In Ethiopia,


of children reported they would respond to conflict peacefully, compared to only 35% of non-participating children.*

*Results from Ethiopia Evaluation 2012

Peaceful Resolution

Results from a study conducted in Liberia, showed that when participating in structured activities, children who played together within a set of rules displayed less violent behaviour.*

*Liberia 2011

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Activities were organized in the centre of Niamakoro, where Coach Alassane met the troubled Salimatou. Though severely affected by conflict, her participation in peace-building activities helped her begin to trust those around her who wanted to help. Play allowed her to express herself again.


WE ENSURE gender equality We believe that every child has the potential to be a leader. A world leader, a community leader, a leader at school, or a leader in the home. In order for children to fulfill their potential, they need equal opportunity, regardless of gender. By fostering access to play, we are working to ensure that both girls and boys have the chance to learn the skills necessary to reach their goals and contribute to their communities. GETTING IT IN WRITING

The Right To Play Global Gender Policy was approved in March 2012 as a part of our commitment to gender equality organization-wide. The policy serves to: a) Formalize and improve gender equality across all of our programs; b) Promote equal participation of females and males in sport and play activities and decision-making;

Coaches like Faeda Al Awamreh in Jordan are seeing change both within themselves and the next generation. Given little opportunity to play as a child, it was not until she became a Coach in her late-30s that Faeda realized the true power of play. “Sport and play are a form of liberation; they open your mind to where you can learn so many amazing values. This changed my way of thinking and I reflect that to the children I teach.”

c) Ensure a gender-sensitive organizational culture.


In 2012, the number of female Coaches leading our programs internationally hit 56% - a 6% increase over 2011. This means there are more women taking an active role in their communities. It also means girls and boys in our programs have more female role models to look up to.

Witnessing the impact of play on girls, Faeda is optimistic that they will be the leaders of their generation. “I believe that change is on the way. It does not happen overnight, but needs patience, perseverance and belief in what we do.”

ONE OF ONE MILLION: GLORIA, CLASS PREFECT Gloria used to avoid attention. Now, she’s the outspoken class Prefect.

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A few years ago, Gloria was shy and self-conscious; she refused to speak up in class, or even during recess. “I was afraid to make friends, thinking I would not be accepted,” she admits.


But now, the 13-year-old Ghanian radiates confidence as Class Prefect, becoming the first girl ever to hold this position. The solution wasn’t complex. Right To Play games that focused on self-esteem, confidence and cooperation gave Gloria the courage to join in and make friends.


of the one million children we’re reaching through weekly play activities are girls.

It just took a little play. “Since I joined the play sessions, I always get the chance to talk and work as a team with other children.”

When given the opportunity, girls take a leadership role and demonstrate just how strong and powerful they are.

WE PROTECT CHILDREN We believe that every child has the right to BE SAFE. Underpinning all of our work is a commitment to child protection. We dedicate ourselves to ensuring that they can play in the absence of violence, fear, abuse and neglect – so that they can learn, grow, and reach their full potential. PROTECT EVERY CHILD


Building on the success of our Child Protection Policy implemented in 2011, this year we also finalized the Child Protection Implementation Guidebook.

In Dodoma, Tanzania, Coaches and the local child protection clubs have successfully lobbied to have otherwise-ignored cases of sexual violence against students heard in court. Their advocacy has also convinced the Regional Police Commander to begin local school visits to advise students on how to protect themselves from abuse, and where to turn for support.

Due to increasing requests by industry peers, this year our games and coaching manual, Creating a Safer World: Child Rights, Participation and Protection, was made available to the public. The resource contains a workbook for Coaches, and a play manual with more than 70 unique child rights and protection-themed games.

While it’s important that our staff, Coaches and partners have the skills to address child protection issues, we are also dedicated to ensuring that children know, and can advocate for, their own rights.

ONE OF ONE MILLION: DENIS, CHILD PROTECTION ADVOCATE Standing in front of his peers, teachers, parents, visitors and officials, 13-year-old Denis proudly tells his community in Rwanda about the work of Kanyundo Primary School’s Child Protection Club, of which he is President.

“The parents chased us away every time we went to try and talk to them, but we never felt discouraged,” says Denis.

The club took on the cause, turning to their teachers, community members and local authorities for help. Together, they raised enough money to buy uniforms, shoes and basic school supplies for 25 children, of whom they also look after in school.

With persistence, they convinced the parents to hear their message.

Impressed with the Club’s success, authorities from municipal and district levels have recommended that other schools and clubs in Rwanda follow Kanyundo’s lead. There is no doubt that Denis will continue to be a leader.

“They told us they understood, but they did not have the money to send their children to school.”

“My dedication to the cause gets stronger and stronger every day.”


At 13-years-old, and the President of his school’s child protection club, Denis is already demonstrating his potential as a future leader.

Right To Play is part of the International Working Group for Safeguarding Children in Sport that develops standards used as a benchmark of best practices for child protection in sport and Sport for Development organizations.

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It is the Day of the African Child, and Denis speaks about a group of indigenous children kept out of school that motivated the Club to begin a community awareness campaign on the importance of education.


ADVOCACY: SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE In 2012, Right To Play was involved in several global advocacy initiatives to raise awareness for the Sport for Development and Peace movement and its role in contributing to development objectives, as well as enhancing policy and programs at the local, national and global level. Our work is guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, specifically Article 31 – the child’s right to play. While play is now widely recognized as a right, it demands greater attention. Through our partnership with the International Association for Play, we joined a pool of experts to advance the ‘right to play’ within the United Nations General Assembly. We were also invited to join UNESCO’s Permanent Consultative Council (PCC) in 2012, an advisory group within the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS). As part of the PCC, we work with key sport federations, UN agencies and NGOs to support CIGEPS in its aim to promote the value of sport and play, and their inclusion in public policy. We worked with governments worldwide to support the use of sport and play in national policies and strategies, such as:

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• The organization of a forum on Sport for Development and Peace in Tanzania, in partnership with the Tanzanian Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sport (MIYCS) and the British Council. Recommendations emphasized sport’s role as a significant contributor to the National Strategy on Poverty Reduction and Income Generation, and encouraged the inclusion of Sport for Development and Peace into Tanzania’s National Sport Development Policy.


• Recommendations made to Ghana’s National Council on Disability for its draft policy on persons living with a disability, and to Ghana’s National School Sports Policy to advance sport and play as a tool for development. • Support provided to the Ministry of Sport and Culture during the review of the National Sport Policy in Rwanda. • The implementation of sport and play programs and activities for at-risk youth in the Thailand justice system leading to the national recognition of the value of Sport for Development and Peace by the Ministry of Justice.

Advancing the Global Conversation

In addition to our global policy work, we focused on raising awareness and advancing best practices around the use of sport and play for development. Building on the momentum created from our first commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in 2008, we committed to a three-year program called ConnectEd: Promoting Quality Education and Leadership through Sport and Play. Through this program, we aim to improve the quality of education across West and Francophone Africa, while building life skills and leadership capabilities in more than 150,000 children and youth. It further aims to raise the profile of Sport for Development and Peace amongst the wide network of CGI members. After taking part in the Beyond Sport Summit in June of 2012, we joined a core steering committee to finalize and promote global child safeguarding standards for sport and Sport for Development organizations, and promote their implementation around the world. We also supported the establishment of the newly formed International Child Protection Network of Canada (ICPNC), focused on strengthening Canadian policy engagement, and improving child protection policies and programs among Canadian International Development NGOs.

INSPIRATION: athlete AMBASSADORS Our Athlete Ambassadors are ideal advocates for our work because they have experienced the true power of play firsthand. As role models they inspire children and embody the best values of sport. Moreover, our Athlete Ambassadors recognize the impact play can have in shaping a better future. We are fortunate to be supported by a team of more than 300 professional and Olympic athletes from more than 40 countries, who lend us their voices to raise awareness for our cause. Canadian speed skater Clara Hughes has been involved with us since the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, where she made her first donation to Right To Play. She has continued to inspire others with her passion, raising a significant amount of awareness and funds for Right To Play. Since the start, Clara has been one of our most active Athlete Ambassadors, dedicating her time to improving the lives of children around the world through play. Her continued commitment to us hit a new level when Clara joined our International Board of Directors in 2012.


On the morning of the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games, an international team of Athlete Ambassadors took part in an event hosted by the US First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative in the British capital. The roster included Olympians - both past and present – a delight for the many children who were able to meet and play with some of their sporting heroes. As experts in providing play activities for young people around the world, we were invited to run three play stations where children could experience our unique and impactful play activities.

Trips to our programs by Athlete Ambassadors, such as Norwegian golf pro Suzann Pettersen, are important for the children and the athletes.

With Athlete Ambassadors competing at the Games, our global team quickly became dubbed the “Right To Play Nation.” Winning more than 30 medals between them, the fantastic performances of each one of our Athlete Ambassadors, both on and off the field of play, motivated our supporters to contribute and inspired children in our programs.


In 2012, a number of Athlete Ambassadors had the opportunity to visit the field and see the impact of our programs firsthand. Athlete visits, like Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish’s October trip to Tanzania, serve not only to motivate and inspire children, but also raise awareness about our mission. Accompanied by a Sky Sports News crew, Cavendish’s trip received international attention. Some of our other high profile visits included Norwegian professional golfer Suzann Pettersen’s trip to Mozambique, and US track and field Olympian Allyson Felix’s visit to our programs in Uganda.

A long-time Athlete Ambassador, Clara Hughes joined our International Board in 2012.

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FUNDING: Government Departments and UN Agencies We would like to thank the following government departments and United Nations agencies for their generous support: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) UK Sport United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

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US Agency for International Development (USAID)


PARTNERS: GLOBAL AND CORPORATE Right To Play would like to acknowledge the critical role of our Global and Corporate Partners whose contributions enable us to make a significant impact in children’s lives and communities around the world. We are grateful for their ongoing support. Global Partners

Chelsea Football Club (CFC)


This relationship is much more than a logo. As a part of their summer 2012 pre-season tour in Asia, we teamed up with Chelsea FC and Barclays Spaces for Sports to launch a Football for Development program in Hong Kong. The program’s aim is to reach 6,000 local children, and provide them with positive diversions away from crime, anti-social behaviour and gang culture.


Our six-year global partnership with Chelsea Football Club reached an incredible milestone in 2012. Chelsea added our logo to the back of their UEFA Champions League shirts during their 2011-2012 football season and on May 19th, a global audience of 300 million people was reminded of everyone’s right to play. As the first English Premier League club to add a charity logo to their Champions League kit, Chelsea wore those three powerful words – Right To Play – all the way to the Champions League trophy, and continues to wear our logo throughout their 2012-2013 campaign.

Chelsea have been instrumental in developing our football-themed programs which are now helping us reach more than 120,000 children across 15 countries. As a testament to the impact of our work together, in November 2012, we extended our partnership with Chelsea for three more years.

Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.

Specialized is a leading worldwide manufacturer of performance bicycles and apparel that sponsored a number of bike rides in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany, Norway, the United States and Canada to raise funds and profile for Right To Play. The success of the partnership saw significant funds and media attention generated for Right To Play worldwide.

Right To Play and the International Ski Federation (FIS) have partnered since 2008, working together to promote Sport for Development and our mutual goals of child and community development and health. Over the course of the five-year partnership, Right To Play has been represented as the charity of choice at numerous FIS World Cup races, including the FIS Alpine World Championships in Europe in 2011. The partnership has seen many well-known international ski greats join Right To Play as Athlete Ambassadors, whose visibility has helped raise our profile worldwide. As our partnership with FIS continues to develop we are looking forward to our collaboration on activities throughout the 2013-2014 season and beyond.

In April 2012, Polycom announced its philanthropic partnership with Right To Play. The generous donation of funding and Polycom® RealPresence® video collaboration solutions has helped Right To Play improve global communications and bring together the worldwide Right To Play community for face-to-face meetings. As the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), Polycom demonstrated their expertise and innovation during the London 2012 Olympic Games, where they connected Right To Play Athlete Ambassadors with children in Rwanda. Using Polycom video collaboration solutions, athletes were able to meet and talk with children affected by conflict, poverty and disease, and inspire them with their passion for sport and play.

Goldman Sachs MasterCard Worldwide

MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry, which in 2012 launched a joint-initiative with Right To Play for the development and implementation of the new Financial Fitness Program. Working with children and youth in Thailand and Peru, more than 1,500 youth participated in the Financial Fitness Program. The success of the program created an increased understanding and ability for youth to manage their money wisely, along with an improved knowledge and ability of children and youth to plan, lead and assess a community-based event.

Goldman Sachs Gives is a registered charity and a donor-advised fund, from which current and former Goldman Sachs partners can recommend grants to qualified non-profit organizations. In the summer of 2011, GS Gives and Right To Play entered into a three-year partnership worth $2.5 million focusing on enhancing gender equality and empowering girls in the Middle East, and giving positive leadership opportunities to children in East and Southern Africa. The program provides a minimum of 90 hours of coaching per year to 20,000 children across both regions. Coinciding with a fantastic summer of sport in July 2012 – just one year after the partnership was launched - more than 4,000 Junior Leaders and 32,000 children had benefitted from GS Gives’ generous support.

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We began 2012 on a positive note with donors, athletes and media

collaborating on a campaign to stage a historic game between the Ugandan and Canadian Little League Baseball teams. When the Ugandan team, the first from Africa to ever qualify for the Little League Little League players from Canada and Uganda World Series, was unable to travel to the congratulate each other following their game in Nakirebe. United States to play seven months prior, donor Ruth Hoffman, Athlete Ambassador Gregg Zaun and Sportsnet raised funds to send the Canadian team to Uganda. Funds were also used for the Ugandan team’s travel, school scholarships, and construction of a safe play space. This moving story was captured in Sportsnet’s documentary, Fair Ball. Government, Sport Partners Strengthen PLAY Program

The Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program continued to experience substantial success and growth. In July, a multi-year agreement with the Province of Ontario for $3 million was announced, and in September the programs expanded to include 44 First Nations and urban Aboriginal organizations. An exciting new program, Lacrosse For Development, was launched in a number of First Nation communities in partnership with the National Lacrosse League and National Lacrosse League Players’ Association.

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Toronto Gala Highlights Influential Canadian Support


On July 24, we welcomed dignitaries, donors, celebrities and honourees in Toronto to our first major gala held in Canada. Celebrating the contributions of RBC’s Gordon M. Nixon, Ernie Els, Silken Laumann, Mike Weir, and Steve Yzerman to children facing adversity around the world, the event raised more than $1.6 million for the organization.

Right To Play Champions Change the Lives of Children in Liberia

Inspired to make an impact, in 2012 the Champions Program rallied to raise funds for Liberia, a country whose youth have been irrevocably affected by conflict and violence. A full year of exclusive events and experiences, including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and fundraising drives, raised more than $650,000 for Right To Play. This group of dynamic and influential

leaders with a shared passion for volunteerism have provided access to critical play programming for 13,000 children in Liberia and helped to create a sense of hope and opportunity for their families and communities.

Student Leadership and School Support

In August 2012, 50 youth from across Canada and from our program region of Western and Francophone Africa, met in Kigali, Rwanda for our first Global Youth Summit. Made possible with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), delegates crossed cultural and geographical boundaries to engage in experiential workshops elevating youth dialogue on Sport for Development. The Toronto-based inner-city Youth To Youth program had an impressive year too. It provided leadership trainings to more than 490 youth leaders who helped to deliver programming to more than 6,000 children from at-risk neighbourhoods.

National Partnerships Continue to Exceed Expectations

Our programs and impact would not be possible without the support of our corporate partners and funders. We saw increased collaboration throughout 2012 with companies of all sizes and from all sectors across Canada that are aligned with our values and demonstrate our principles. Highlights of the year include a $1 million commitment from Inmet Mining, the first annual IAMGOLD Charity Golf Classic and the Bill Volk Celebration Golf Classic.

Right To Play Canada would like to thank the following Board Members, National Corporate Partners, Corporate Partners, NGOs, Foundations, Schools and Community Partners, Government Funders, and Individual Donors for their generous support.

Wayne Gretzky (Honorary Chair) Ralph Lean (Chair) Heenan Blaikie LLP Kevin Albrecht, iSport Media & Management Geoff Beattie, Deputy Chairman, Thomson Reuters John Bitove, Priszm Brandz Jordan Bitove, Vision|Co. Michael Budman, Roots Canada Ltd. Terry Donnelly, MDC Partners John Harris, Harris Steel Group Inc. Chris Jordan, Y&R Nancy Lee Ron Lloyd, Credit Suisse First Boston Canada Scott Moore, Rogers Media Elizabeth Mulholland, Mulholland Consulting Jan Ottens, SkyLink Aviation Heather Reisman, Indigo Books & Music Inc. Kevin Sullivan, GMP Capital Inc. Larry Tanenbaum, Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited Garrick Tiplady, Rogers Communications Inc. Brian Williams, CTV/TSN Eric Young, EYE

NATIONAL CORPORATE PARTNERS Bell Canada City Chase Powered by GoodLife Fitness Goldcorp Inc. GoodLife Fitness Hydro One IAMGOLD Corporation Inmet Mining Corporation Lothlorien Farms Merck Canada Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Inc. RBC SkyLink Aviation Inc. The Woodbridge Company Limited Tim Hortons


Arrow Express Sports Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP Bruce Power Byron Capital Markets CBC Sports Centric Health Corporation Corporate Travel Management Solutions (ctms) George Weston Limited Kindle Capital Management Onex Corporation Power Corporation of Canada Richardson GMP Roots Canada Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. Shaw Communications Inc. Sportsnet Toronto Sport and Social Club Torys LLP Xstrata Nickel


Ontario Trillium Foundation Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) Stephen Lewis Secondary School The Alexander Charles Foundation The Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation The Grocery Foundation The Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics Festival The Stone Creek Charitable Foundation The Sullivan Family Foundation The Lawrence and Judith Tanenbaum Family Charitable Foundation University of Guelph’s Right To Play Club


Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services


Bill and Wendy Volk Family Foundation Camp Goodtimes Golf Classic Chernoff Family Foundation CIBC Children’s Foundation Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Flatley Family Foundation Hunter Family Foundation Jays Care Foundation Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation John and Deborah Harris Family Foundation Maurice Cody Public School McGill University Students for Right To Play MLSE Team Up Foundation NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund

Anonymous Glen Baxter Gordon Bogden Mark G. Curry Mark Hoogeveen Clara Hughes Raymond Humphrey David Jackson The Estate of Thomas C. Scrymgeour Thomas Little Walt Macnee Martin Parnell David Patchell-Evans Howard Sokolowski Kevin Sullivan Garrick Tiplady Adam van Koeverden Trent L. Ward Family

Honouring athletes at the Right To Play Gala (left to right: Robert Witchel, Steve Yzerman, Ernie Els, Silken Laumann, Mike Weir, Johann Olav Koss).

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Athlete Ambassador Caroline Ouellette and National Director Robert Witchel accept a donation from Mitsubishi Motors of Canada President and CEO, Shin Fujioka.


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It was a year of growth for Right To Play in the Netherlands. We continued to build on the success of our fundraising strategy and worked with our stakeholders, including our Board Members, the government and corporations, who supported us and our mission. Motivating Visits Inspired us

In April 2012, Athlete Ambassador and Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Nicolien Sauerbreij and Erik Lenselink from the Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF), visited our programs in the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza). We wanted to show both Nicolien and Erik how sport and play impacts these children’s lives. Later in the year, we travelled with Athlete Ambassadors and Olympic gold medalists Femke Heemskerk (swimming) and Sophie Polkamp (field hockey) to Kenya. Femke and Sophie shared inspirational words with the children and offered sports workshops, before leaving to attend the kick-off event of the ‘Kenya Sports for Development Partnership’ (KSPD) in Kitale. In addition to inspiring the children they met, both visits resulted in significant attention for Right To Play in the Dutch media.

New Alliance Supports Sport for Development

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With the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Right To Play combined efforts with the KNVB (Dutch football association) and NSA International, a NGO that supports Sport for Development and Peace programs, to affect change among children in eight disadvantaged countries, including Mozambique and Mali. This alliance supports local sport and development organizations with their expertise to improve the position of vulnerable groups.


Specialized Bike Ride for Right To Play

In May 2012, we organized a bike ride for 1,000 participants. The ride, sponsored by Specialized, raised nearly €30,000 and generated significant awareness for Right To Play.

Golden Summer for Right To Play

Leading up to the London 2012 Olympic Games, we ran a national contest on the leading Dutch radio station ‘Radio 538’ to create a buzz around Right To Play. To qualify,

contestants had to send a text message to the station within a specific time frame. The contest, which was fully supported by Strato, saw 10 lucky participants win a trip for two to the Games. We were also pleased to be the charity partner of the Orange Ride – a bike ride from Utrecht to London – that was organized by the Royal Dutch Cycling Federation (KNWU). Throughout the Olympics we offered activities at the Orange Camping Site in London, and were given the unique opportunity to join an exclusive reception hosted by the Dutch Ambassador at his London residence. These combined activities created awareness for Right To Play during the Games.

Olympic Gala Raises €193,000

Following the Olympics, we organized a Gala to recognize the outstanding achievements of our competing Athlete Ambassadors and the success of the Games as a whole. Supported by the Dutch Olympic Committee, the signature event was an auction to benefit our projects in Burundi. Gold medalists Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dorian Rijsselberghe and Sophie Polkamp shared their insights on the importance of every child’s right to play. Benjamin Nduwayezu, a volunteer Coach from Burundi, completed the evening with his moving life story about overcoming adversity amidst conflict and what led him to become a Coach for Right To Play.

Special thanks to the Dutch Postcode Lottery

For the second year in a row, Right To Play was the beneficiary of the Dutch Postcode Lottery and received an annual donation of € 500,000. In addition to their generous donation, for which we are very thankful, the Dutch Postcode Lottery provided Right To Play with significant media attention in two local television shows, ‘Koffietijd’ and ‘1-100’.

Right To Play Netherlands would like to thank the following Board Members, Corporate Partners, Media Partners, Sports Partners, and Institutional Funders for their generous support throughout the year. BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Johan van der Werf (Chair) (until September 2012) Former Member Executive Board AEGON N.V.; Chairman, Supervisory Board, ORDINA N.V.

Club Pellikaan Lemontree Davitamon Fugro Jonk Coaching Landal Meeus Polycom NH Hoteles Strato Amex Logistics De Baak Nijha State of Football Run2Day Stichting Rozenhof Wolfsbergen van Haarlem Uithof Nikon Europe Rainbow Collection Specialized

Wilco Jiskoot (Chair) (from September 2012) Advisor Peter de Jong Managing Director and International Chairman, Stanton Chase International Johann Olav Koss President and CEO, Right To Play International Frans Lavooij Former President of Dutch Chamber of Commerce Joost Otterloo VP Corporate HR and Communication CSM Bart Veldkamp Olympic Gold Medalist, Speed Skating, Trainer, Coach Mieketine Mignot-Wouters Owner Careeradvise agency; Board Member Larensche MHC

Right To Play Athlete Ambassadors Sophie Polkamp (left) and Femke Heemskerk (right), in Kenya.

Signing of renewed partnership agreement with NOC*NSF with Gerard Dielessen and National Director, Karijn Akkerman.

MEDIA PARTNERS Infostrada Sports Interbest NUsport

SPORTS PARTNERS Koninklijke Nederlandse Wieler Unie (Cycling) Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF) Nederlandse Judobond

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nationale Postcode Loterij

Specialized bike ride for Right To Play.

People playing Right To Play games at the Orange Camping Site during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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In 2012, Right To Play Norway confirmed a new three-year contract with the Norwegian Agency for Development (Norad) worth more than 60 million NOK ($10.6 million) and further secured an extraordinary 10 million NOK ($1.8 million) grant in December 2012 for the education of children affected by conflict. This new commitment extends a seven-year partnership, and we are grateful for Norad’s support.

NORAD’S Continued Support

Norad’s ongoing support of our projects, with focus on Africa, the Middle East and Pakistan, is in large part due to well-developed applications and comprehensive reporting, delivered in partnership with Right To Play’s International Programs department and our Regional Programs teams. Through our work, we have managed to maintain a strong relationship with the Civil Society Department at Norad.

Project in Asylum Centres in Norway We continued to develop our pilot project launched in January 2012, which focuses on children living in asylum-seeking centres in Norway. It is a partnership involving Gladiator As, Right To Play and the Utlendingsdirektoratet (Immigration Office), with financial support from Gjensidigestiftelsen. The goal is to give children living in these centres an improved platform for communication and cooperation, and to help them integrate better into the local community.

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Partnership with the Private Sector in Norway


In 2012, we continued to develop our important work with the corporate sector in Norway. Working in partnership with our supporters, we developed two successful fundraising campaigns, one with longstanding partner, Synsam Optical; the other with new partner, Anton Sport – a well-regarded sporting goods chain in Norway. Both launched their campaigns in October 2012, with great profile throughout their stores. The campaigns raised more than 325,000 NOK for our projects.

One of the world’s best female golf players, Suzann Pettersen, travelled to Mozambique in September 2012.

Working with Norway’s Sport Community

Our goal in 2012 was to become the chosen charity partner for some of Norway’s biggest and most well known sports events. One of the biggest events in 2012 was the Suzann Pettersen Pro-Challenge golf event hosted at Bogstad Golf Club in September by Norwegian golf star and Athlete Ambassador Suzann Pettersen. Right To Play was promoted throughout the event including a fundraising gala dinner that raised 500,000 NOK for Right To Play. After the event, Suzann travelled with us to Mozambique to witness our work firsthand. We are very proud of our Athlete Ambassadors who support us in countless different ways. We would like to congratulate a number of them for their continued sporting success – Aksel Lund Svindal, Eldar Rønning, Tom Hilde, Sarah Louise Rung, Hege og Håvard Bøkko, Ida Njåtun, Sverre Lund Pedersen, Magnus Moan, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Therese Johaug. Well done all of you and thanks for your support! We will continue to work in close partnership with the sporting community in Norway, and would like to thank everyone who supports Right To Play for their passion and commitment.

Right To Play Norway would like to thank the following Board Members, National Corporate Partners, Corporate Partners, Sports Partners and Foundation and Government Funders for their generous support throughout the year.


Tormod Hermansen (Chair) (until March 2012) Former CEO of Telenor ASA Åse Kleveland (Chair) (from April 2012) CEO, Rikskonsertene, Former Norwegian Minister of Culture Hanne Bjerknes (Vice Chair) Director, Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration Bjørn Rune Gjelsten World Champion and Investor Berly Lund Grønning Managing Director, Dinamo PR Johann Olav Koss President and CEO, Right To Play International Jan Kvalheim Former Professional Beach Volleyball Player and Business Owner Denise Ringnes Marketing and Fundraising Specialist

National Corporate Partners Ernst & Young jøpmannshuset (SPAR & Joker) Leiv Vidar AS Synsam Optical Chain Wilh. Wilhelmsen

Children engaged in activity at a refugee asylum centre in Norway.

Corporate Partners Allsidige Nord Anton Sport Eniro Norway First Stop Lorenskog High School MobileAxept

Sports Partners

Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports Norwegian Equestrian Federation Norwegian Handball Federation Norwegian Skating Association Norwegian Ski Federation Norwegian Swimming Federation Norwegian Volleyball Federation


Gjensidigestiftelsen Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (RNMFA)

Ted Skattum Business Owner

Bjørge Stensbøl Writer and Former Head of the Norwegian Olympic Committee Anne Kristin Sydnes Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Union, Former Minister of Development, and Former Director in Norwegian Church Aid Nils H. Thommessen Partner, Wiersholm, Mellbye & Bech, advokatfirma AS

National Corporate Partner, Synsam Optical Chain, brought new glasses to blind and visually impaired children at Salama School in Uganda.

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Glenn Solberg Former Professional Handball Player and Business Owner


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Reflecting on a successful year, Right To Play Switzerland would like to recognize the contribution of our valuable partners and the engagement of our treasured donors, Board Members, Athlete Ambassadors, friends and partners.

Partnerships with Renowned Ice Hockey Clubs

With the establishment of two new charity partnerships in 2012, we can now count on the engagement of two prominent Swiss ice hockey clubs – the ZSC Lions and HC Davos – to support us in our fundraising and awareness-building initiatives. Sporting our logo on their uniforms, the teams represent Right To Play among a broad fan base with each game they play.

Golfers Tee-off for a good cause at Charity Golf Cup

In May, the Right To Play Charity Golf Cup at the Wylihof Golf Club offered golfers not only the chance to play for a good cause, but to interact with prominent personalities, including Adolf Ogi (former President of Switzerland), Bernhard Russi (Olympic Champion, alpine skiing), and Tanja Frieden (Olympic Champion, snowboarding). The revenue generated from participant registration, an auction and a raffle, saw around CHF 75,000 raised to benefit our programs.

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Right To Play at Switzerland’s Longest Non-Stop-Bicycle Race


In August, a six-person team consisting of former professional cyclist Markus Zberg and five other enthusiastic cyclists pedalled the TORTOUR 2012 on behalf of Right To Play. With an excellent 10th place finish in the hardest and longest multi-day, non-stop bicycle race in Switzerland, the team raised awareness for us and managed to secure valuable financial contributions.

Top Athletes TAKE ON the Jungfrau Charity Run for a Good Cause

Sport celebrities, including marathon champion Viktor Röthlin, participated in a charity run that was part of the Jungfrau-Marathon – the most beautiful mountain marathon in the world. The event provided us with an excellent platform on which to fundraise and promote our work.

Nora Angehrn, Swiss golf professional and Athlete Ambassador on a field visit to Burundi.

Athlete Ambassador, Nora Angehrn, Travels to Burundi

Swiss golf professional and dedicated Athlete Ambassador, Nora Angehrn, visited our Burundi programs in November, taking part in Right To Play activities with nearly 600 children. The activities chosen for the day tackled difficult conflict issues from domestic violence to everyday disagreements. As part of her visit, she also participated in a meeting with Burundi’s Minister for Youth, Sport and Culture, and visited a centre for children living with disabilities. Nora commented on her visit saying, “It was so encouraging to clearly see how the Right To Play games are designed to include everyone and that, in addition to the learning effect, they spread joy, happiness and hope.”

Right To Play Switzerland would like to thank the following Board Members, Corporate Partners, Sports Partners, Foundations and Community Partners, and Individual Donors for their generous support throughout the year. Viktor Röthlin, Swiss marathon champion and Athlete Ambassador at the Jungfrau Charity Run.

David J. Blumer (Chair) Senior Managing Director, BlackRock Jean Pierre Cuoni (Vice Chair) Chairman of the Board, EFG International AG Peter Ackermann Lawyer, LL. M. Martin Bidermann Private Banker Philippe Blatter CEO, Infront Sports & Media Group Thomas Bull-Larsen Corporate Consultant Karin Howell Entrepreneur Barbara Keller Former National Director, Right To Play Switzerland Morten Kleven Entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss President and CEO, Right To Play International Bernhard Russi World Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, Alpine Skiing

CORPORATE PARTNERS AMAG Automobil- und Motoren AG Andermatt Swiss Alps AG Austrian Ski Federation Baur Immobilien AG BE Bio Energy Group Bill, Isenegger & Ackermann BKW FMB Energie AG BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG Cevian Capital AG Credit Suisse AG

DKSH Group EFG Bank AG EFG Bank Key Staff EFG Bank von Ernst AG Erbengemeinschaft Dorry Keller-Bodmer Infront Sports & Media AG ICS Inter-Community-School Zurich Monitor Group Nadimco Naku Steinhandel Rahn & Bodmer Co. René Faigle AG Richterich & Partner AG The Rolex Institute SIX Swiss Exchange AG Téléverbier SA UBS Wolfsberg zCapital Züblin Immobilien Holding AG

SPORTs PARTNERS FC Rüschlikon Hockey Club Davos International Ski Federation (FIS) Jungfrau Marathon Swiss Cycling ZSC Lions

FOUNDATIONS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS Dieter Kathmann Stiftung DonAid Foundation Fondation Philanthropia Lombard Odier Foundation Kids in Motion Frey Charitable Foundation Kanton Basel-Stadt Promedica Stiftung Rozalia Stiftung Swisslos-Fonds Kanton Basel-Land Symphasis Charitable Foundation, Anna-Katharina Fund UBS Optimus Foundation Georg und Emily von Opel Foundation The Sawiris Foundation Dr. A. von Schulthess Familienstiftung Walter Haefner Stiftung

INDIVIDUAL DONORS Nick Adamus Urs Angst Michael Baldinger Walter Berchtold David J. Blumer Family Hans Bidermann Philippe Blatter Rolf Bögli Martinus Brandal Romeo Cerutti Renato Chironi Alain Diriberry Werner Fisler-Hiesgen Barent Fruithof Adrian T. Keller Barbara Keller Morten Kleven Steven and Corinne Koltes James Lee Red Ball Members Adrian Rothen Hans-Jörg Ruch Bernhard Russi Dominik Saam Hördjs Steiner Per-Ola Strand Sergio Toniutti Martin and Nicole Tschudi Burth Urs and Gabriela Wietlisbach

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National Offices

United Kingdom

with London hosting the 2012 Olympic Games, Right To Play UK had a unique platform to further develop the strong supporter base and brand awareness created over the past six years. The Summer of Sport

Right To Play participated in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! event at the US Ambassador’s residence in London, where 1,000 children played games alongside members of the US Olympic delegation. Activities were led by Athlete Ambassadors Martyn Bernard and Liz Yelling among others, to motivate the young participants. Other famous faces included David Beckham, whose attendance was the highlight for many young football fans. The following weeks were filled with a variety of profile-raising events. New global partner Polycom hosted three events in support of Right To Play, including an Opening Ceremony party and a mediafocused event that connected the women’s pro-cycling team, Specialized-lululemon, with children from our programs in Rwanda via a video conference linkup.

Events Start on a High Note

Our first ever 5km Challenge was held in London in 2012. The event, which included family-focused activities, was such a huge success that it will be back in 2013. Later in the year, we held our inaugural gala dinner, the Big Red Ball. More than 20 athletes and Olympians attended, hosting tables and entertaining approximately 500 guests. The event raised an outstanding £480,000.

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Sports Partners go the Extra Mile


Global partner Chelsea Football Club continued their support of Right To Play by extending the partnership for three more years and adding our logo to their jerseys for the duration of their victorious UEFA Champions League campaign. As a result, millions of fans were exposed to our name, increasing our profile around the world. A new partnership with Surrey County Cricket Club was launched with a match dedicated to Right To Play, further strengthening and broadening the portfolio of our UK sports partners.

Athlete Ambassadors and Olympians Crista Cullen and Mark Hunter visit a Right To Play program in Tanzania.

Three Teams, Three Mountains, One Goal Taking on some of the most notorious mountain climbs of the Tour de France, three Right To Play teams consisting of 18 cyclists, participated in the epic Trois Étapes challenge. They raised an incredible £380,000 and were crowned the overall winners of this unique event.

Raising Vital Funds for our Work

A group of 130 cyclists rode from Holland to London on our 2012 Bike Ride. Supported by our sports partner Specialized, the ride raised more than £180,000 for our programs. We were delighted to be one of the beneficiaries of ICAP’s Charity Day, which raised more than £11 million for 200 charities in 2012. Our Athlete Ambassadors closed deals on the broking floor, which helped raise money for our vital work with children in China.

Athlete Ambassadors Generate Awareness

Athlete Ambassadors and Olympians Mark Cavendish, Crista Cullen and Mark Hunter visited Tanzania in October to experience Right To Play programs firsthand. Sky Sports News joined the trip to produce a Special Report on Mark Cavendish. This, alongside additional media coverage, generated invaluable exposure for our brand in the UK. At year end, we launched an athlete-focused awareness campaign, which profiled Mark Cavendish, Greg Rutherford and Darren Gough among other Athlete Ambassadors. The campaign ran across multiple national media channels, exposing millions to our cause.

Philanthropic Support

We are fortunate to be supported by a network of like-minded philanthropists who give generously to our programs. They are powerful allies and champions of our work, and were integral to our 2012 fundraising efforts.

Right To Play UK would like to thank the following Board Members, National Corporate Partners, Corporate Supporters, Media Partners, Sports Partners and Government, NGO and Foundation Partners for their generous support throughout the year.

Right To Play supporters climb a mountain stage of the Trois Étapes cycling challenge.

Chelsea FC win the UEFA Champions League wearing the Right To Play logo on their kit.




John Pritchard (Chair) CEO, Piper Pritchard

Bain Capital Barclays Goldman Sachs ICAP Microsoft Standard Chartered

Bauer Media Clear Channel Lexis

Stewart Binns Chief Executive, Big Ape Media Karen Conway Jake Donavan Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Michael Haworth Managing Partner, Strata Capital UK Simon Holden Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Johann Olav Koss President and CEO, Right To Play International Martin Large CEO, Steljes Dwight Poler Managing Director, Bain Capital Dag Skattum Advisor

CORPORATE SUPPORTERS Atos Blackstone Bridgepoint CD&R LLP COS- the Complete Office Solution CVC Capital Partners David Lloyd Leisure Deutsche Bank Duke Street Global Infrastructure Partners Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP IMG Jimmy Choo King & Spalding KKR Lloyds TSB Macquarie Group Moelis & Company Polycom UK Proxima RK&O LLP TPG UBS

SPORTS PARTNERS British Universities and Colleges Sport Chelsea Football Club Harlequins Football Club The Lawn Tennis Association The Premier League Specialized Surrey County Cricket Club


Athlete Ambassador Mark Cavendish entertains guests at the Big Red Ball gala dinner.

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Leslie McCormack Gathy (Deputy Chair)


National OfficeS

United States

Right To Play USA had a banner year in 2012, establishing its first domestic program, hosting a successful and memorable Red Ball Gala, and engaging multiple new staff, Athlete Ambassadors and Board Members. ESPN and Hollywood Join Forces to Take Right To Play on the Road

Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play’s founder, CEO and four-time Olympic gold medalist in speed skating, is the subject of the ESPN Films documentary, Right To Play. The film aired on the ABC network in June and has been screened in numerous private events throughout the United States since its debut. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Frank Marshall, the documentary details Koss’ path from ambitious young skater to Olympic champion, while depicting the origins and ideals that underpin the founding of Right To Play. Marshall followed Koss to Uganda to capture Right To Play’s impact in motion. “It was amazing to travel with Johann and see the huge impact Right To Play is having on thousands of children,” said Marshall. “To experience, firsthand, the power that sport and play can have on the world was truly inspiring to me as a filmmaker.”

Celebrating Sport, Play and the Olympics: The 2012 Red Ball Gala

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We hosted our third biennial Red Ball Gala on October 22 in New York City, raising more than $1 million to benefit Right To Play programs worldwide. The event featured NBC and Major League Baseball Network (MLBN) broadcaster Bob Costas as the night’s emcee, Frank Marshall as the gala honouree, and special guest, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. More than 30 Olympians and professional athletes attended, including gold medalist Nathan Adrian, silver medalist Jason Rogers and gold medalist Summer Sanders.


Right To Play Athlete Ambassador and 12-time Olympic medalist swimmer Natalie Coughlin during her field visit to Rwanda in November.

It’s primary objective is to address the achievement gap among low-income students, certain immigrant populations and children with disabilities. Play at the Core also supports efforts to use play-based instruction in pre-kindergarten to help ensure children start school on a path towards college and career readiness. Derived from Right To Play’s model of experiential learning, Play at the Core is being used by more than 70 educators and reaching nearly 700 kids throughout the Bronx, New York.

Athlete Ambassadors Experience our Programs in Africa

Four Athlete Ambassadors visited Rwanda and Uganda in November to inspire children and experience firsthand the role that playing sport and games has in transforming children’s lives. The Olympic gold medalists, Natalie Coughlin (swimming), Heather O’Reilly (soccer), Allyson Felix (track and field), and Heather Petri (water polo) visited programs that showcase the positive impact play has on education, health awareness and gender equality.

Right To Play Brings its Play-Based Curriculum to New York

In November, we launched Play at the Core, a New York City play-based early childhood learning program that we are implementing in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Play at the Core is Right To Play USA’s first domestic program.

ESPN Films documentary, Right To Play, which was directed by award-winning director Frank Marshall and produced by The Kennedy/Marshall Company and Triple Threat Television, aired on ABC in June and was screened at private events across the United States throughout the year.

Right To Play USA would like to thank the following Board Members, Corporate Partners, Sports Partners, NGOs, Foundations and Community Partners, and Individual Donors for their generous support throughout the year.

NBC and MLBN broadcaster Bob Costas interviews three-time gold medalist and Athlete Ambassador, Nathan Adrian.

J. Michael Evans (Chair) Vice Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. & Global Head of Growth Markets Robert Baynard Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank Philip D. M. de Picciotto Founder & President, Octagon Worldwide Paul B. Edgerley Managing Director, Bain Capital O. Andreas Halvorsen Chief Executive Officer, Viking Global Investors LP Johann Olav Koss President & CEO, Right To Play International Meridee A. Moore Founder & CEO, Watershed Asset Management LLC William Orbe Founding Partner, Richards, Kibbe & Orbe LLC Dina Habib Powell President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation & Global Head of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs & Co. Holly Taylor Sargent Founding Director, Women’s Leadership Board Ted Virtue Chief Executive Officer, MidOcean Capital Partners

Corporate Partners and Sports Partners

Directors’ Invitational Ski Classic eBay The Kennedy/Marshall Company Octagon Polycom Richards, Kibbe & Orbe LLP Specialized StubHub! Triple Threat Television United States Olympic Committee Women in the World Foundation

NGOs, Foundations and Community Partners

The Abundance Foundation Anonymous (2) Bain Capital Children’s Charity Ltd. The Ronald W. Burkle Foundation The Capital Group CapitalSpring LLC The Challenger Foundation The Connaughton Charitable Trust Deutsche Bank New York The Druckenmiller Foundation The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation The Edgerley Family Foundation The Gildea Foundation The Goldring Family Foundation The Hull Family Foundation The JT Foundation The Karsh Family Foundation Kensington Capital Children’s Fund KPMG LLP The Marie Josée & Henry R. Kravis Foundation Legacy Venture The McCance Foundation Trust The Newman’s Own Foundation The Ressler & Gertz Family Foundation The Derald H. Ruttenberg Foundation The Paul Singer Family Foundation The Robert K. Steel Family Foundation The Viniar Family Foundation The Vinik Family Foundation Third Point, LLC

Individual Donors

Anonymous (3) Richard C. Barker Ms. Hilary Bates and Mr. Jerome Simon Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baynard Ms. Marcia Bellows and Mr. Allan Brilliant Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Birkhofer Mr. Andrew Cader Mr. Russell L. Carson Lisa and Dick Cashin Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Ceremsak Mr. Andrew Chisholm Vanessa and Henry Cornell The Dalton Family Francois-Xavier and Natasha de Mallmann Mr. Philip D.M. de Picciotto Mr. Daniel L. Dees Mr. Mark Dehnert Diana and Joe DiMenna Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Evans Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Feagin Laura and John Fisher Mr. Richard Fitzgerald Colleen Foster Rocky Fried Andreas and Diane Halvorsen Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hantho David B. Heller Craig and Tracey Huff Sonia and Paul Tudor Jones II Mr. Mark Jung Erica and Michael Karsch Adrian Keller Kristin and David MacKnight Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy John McGuire, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. P. Andrews McLane Ms. Meridee A. Moore and Mr. Kevin King Aela and Don Morgan Mr. Bjorn Nielsen Sukey and Michael Novogratz Timothy and Linda O’Neill William and Mary Ann Orbe Liz and Samuel Robinson Mary and David Solomon Robert and Susan Spass Elizabeth and Andrew Spokes Paul and Rena Stallings Dr. and Mrs. James Swartz Mr. Christopher Unrath Amy and Jeffrey Verschleiser Ted and Dani Virtue

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financial statements 2012 Financial Report 2012 In 2012, our total revenues increased 12.9% to $36.3 million. This upswing was due to an increase in unrestricted revenues by 42.2% to $15.4 million. Our implementation of new initiatives in 2012 to increase this revenue source, were successful. Restricted revenues from governments, foundations and other sources decreased 2.6% to $20.6 million, which was due to donor-approved carryover of grants into 2013. Our total expenses increased 2.5% to $35.4 million in 2012. This is broken down into program and non-program expenses as outlined below. Total program expenses decreased by 4.7% to $28.1 million due to the aforementioned donorapproved carryover, and restructuring of our program implementation. Even with reduced spending on our programs we were still able to grow our reach by more than 160,000 to achieve the milestone of reaching 1 million children in regular weekly activities. Throughout the year, our focus remained on our current countries of operation, placing emphasis on enhanced program quality. In addition to expenses incurred in the countries in which we operated in 2012, we also include expenses related to resource development and program delivery, monitoring and evaluation, research, policy and cross-cultural global education.

Our non-program expenses, which consist of administrative and fundraising expenses, increased by 44.0% to $7.4 million. A large part of this increase was attributed to $2.5 million per year from three major investors to support the organization in building its fundraising capacity. Having this prepaid support means other donors did not pay for our increased fundraising efforts. Administration costs were kept relatively constant as we remained cautious in our spending. Overall, we had a surplus of $859,000 in 2012 that added to our capacity to deliver in the future. Right To Play did not meet its own benchmark ratio of 85/15 for our program expense to non-program expense, with actuals coming in at 79/21. This was due to the investment in fundraising and the deferral of program expenses to 2013. With the exclusion of the investment funding, our ratio would have been 82/18. We anticipate being below our benchmark ratio for the next few years as we utilize the investment to build on the fundraising capacity of the organization as well as our surplus; however, this will make us a stronger organization capable of reaching even more children through our high-quality, educational programs. Our full consolidated financial statements, audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, are also available on our website at

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Dennis Lepholtz Chief Financial Officer


While visiting our programs in Pakistan, our CFO Dennis Lepholtz captured this image of girls expressing their hope for peace.

Deloitte LLP 5140 Yonge Street Suite 1700 Toronto ON M2N 6L7 Canada Tel: 416-601-6150 Fax: 416-601-6151

Report of the Independent Auditor on the Summary Consolidated Financial Statements To the Board of Directors of Right To Play International The accompanying summary consolidated financial statements, which comprise the summary consolidated statements of financial position as at December 31, 2012, December 31, 2011, and January 1, 2011, and the summary consolidated statement of operations and changes net assets for the years ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, are derived from the audited consolidated financial statements of Right To Play International (the “Corporation”) for the years ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011. We expressed an unmodified audit opinion on those consolidated financial statements in our report dated June 26, 2013. The summary consolidated financial statements do not contain all the disclosures required by Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations. Reading the summary consolidated financial statements, therefore, is not a substitute for reading the audited consolidated financial statements of the Corporation.

Auditor’s Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the summary consolidated financial statements based on our procedures, which were conducted in accordance with Canadian Auditing Standard (“CAS”) 810, “Engagements to Report on Summary Financial Statements.” Opinion In our opinion, the summary consolidated financial statements derived from the audited consolidated financial statements of the Corporation for the years ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 are a fair summary of those financial statements, on the basis described in the Note to the summary consolidated financial statements.

Professional Chartered Accountants, Chartered Accountants Licensed Public Accountants June 26, 2013

Membre de / Member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

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Management’s Responsibility for the Summary Consolidated Financial Statements Management is responsible for the preparation of the summary consolidated financial statements in accordance with the Note to the summary consolidated financial statements.


financial statements 2012 Summary consolidated statements of financial position

as at December 31, 2012, Decemebr 31, 2011 and January 1, 2011 (stated in thousands of Canadian dollars)

Assets Current Cash Short-term investments Contributions receivable Harmonized sales tax receivable Prepaid and other expenses

December 31, 2012

December 31, 2011


10,798 – 2,467 140 942

January 1, 2011

$ $

9,038 1 3,105 110 726

14,347 12,980 Capital assets 453 143

9,775 12 2,372 101 1,030 13,290 139

14,800 13,123 13,429 Liabilities Current Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 1,384 1,413 1,565 Deferred contributions 7,607 7,091 4,855 Bank loan 1,087 1,085 1,067




Long-term Deferred capital contributions 330 – –




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Net assets Invested in capital assets 122 143 139 Internally restricted net assets 474 – – Unrestricted 3,796 3,391 5,803








Note Right To Play International has prepared these summary consolidated financial statements to be included as part of its annual report. These summary consolidated financial statements present the same information as the audited consolidated financial statements, except for the consolidated statement of changes in net assets, the consolidated statement of cash flows and the notes to the audited consolidated financial statements. Complete audited consolidated financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 are available upon request.

financial statements 2012 Summary consolidated statements of operations and changes in net assets

years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 (stated in thousands of Canadian dollars)

2012 2011

$ $

Revenue Restricted - programs Restricted - others Unrestricted Donations-in-kind - programs Donations-in-kind - other Amortization of deferred capital contributions

18,043 20,064 2,537 1,074 15,405 10,830 – 22 125 144 165 –

Total revenue

36,275 32,134

Expenses Program expenses International programs International program management Development education Program research, development and monitoring and evaluation Policy and advocacy Donations-in-kind programs

22,100 23,968 1,889 1,212 3,132 2,944 497 746 444 545 – 23

Total program expenses


2,238 2,038 5,117 3,066

Total non-program expenses

7,355 5,104 35,417

Government Individuals and Corporations Foundations Donations-in-kind Others

32.0% 53.6% 13.3% 0.8% 0.3%


Non-program expenses Administrative Fund raising

Total expenses

2012 Funding Sources


Breakdown of Expenditures Program and Global Education Fund Raising Administration

79% 15% 6%

40 35 30

Excess of (expenses over revenue) revenue over expenses Net assets, beginning of year

858 (2,408) 3,534 5,942


Net assets, end of year

4,392 3,534


20 15 5 ’02 ’03 ’04 ’05 ’06 ’07 ’08 ’09 ’10 ’11 ’12

Revenue Since Inception (Million $)

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Board of Directors Robert J. Myers, Chair (Canada) Right To Play International Board of Directors

Dag Skattum (United Kingdom) Advisor

Johann Olav Koss, Secretary (Canada) President and CEO, Right To Play International

Andrew Swart (Canada) Global Partner, Monitor Group

Mark Wiseman, Treasurer (Canada) President and CEO, CPP Investment Board

Johan van der Werf (Netherlands) Former Member Executive Board AEGON N.V.; Chairman, Supervisory Board, ORDINA N.V.

Tewodros Ashenafi (Ethiopia) Chairman and CEO, SouthWest Energy (HK) Ltd Jean Pierre Cuoni (Switzerland) Chairman of the Board, EFG International AG Dr. Jon S. Dellandrea (Canada) President and CEO, Sunnybrook Foundation Kate Duhamel (United States) Independent Filmmaker, Alley Oop Films Clara Hughes (Canada) Olympian, Humanitarian, Motivator, Child Advocate Wilco Jiskoot (Netherlands) Advisor Mark Jung (United States) Operating Partner, Khosla Ventures Ă…se Kleveland (Norway) CEO, Rikskonsertene, Former Norwegian Minister of Culture Silken Laumann (Canada) Olympian, Inspirational Speaker, Writer, Child Advocate Rob MacLellan (Canada) Chairman, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Meridee A. Moore (United States) Founder and CEO, Watershed Asset Management LLC


Will Reynolds (United States) Executive Partner, New Profit Inc

Honourary Board Members Geoff Beattie (Canada) Deputy Chairman, Thomson Reuters Charmaine Crooks (Canada) Olympian, President/Founder, NGU Consultants Jim Leech (Canada) President and CEO, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Carl Liederman (United Kingdom) Corporate Partner, K & L Gates Dr. h.c. Adolf Ogi (Switzerland) Former Swiss Federal Councillor Former Under-Secretary General and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace

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Steve Pagliuca (United States) Managing Director, Bain Capital



French Embassy, Uganda Forst Foundation Goldman Sachs Grumeti Fund IMC Corporation Lundin for Africa Foundation McCance Foundation Microsoft Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) Fondation Philanthropia Lombard Odier Premier League The Sawiris Foundation Georg and Emily Von Opel Foundation United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Telethon Norway


Barclays Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Dieter Kathmann Foundation Eccles Foundation Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) FIFA McCall MacBain Foundation Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) Symphasis Charitable Foundation, Anna-Katharina Fund United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) World Vision


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Blossom Hill Foundation Canada Fund (Palestinian Territories) CAA Foundation Goldman Sachs Kanton Basel Stadt Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai Madrasati Foundation Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) Promedica Foundation Refugee Youth Project Standard Chartered Swisslos-Fonds Kanton Basel Land Teacher Creativity Center US Agency for International Development (USAID) United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Women’s Humanitarian Organization



adidas Hong Kong Limited The Alexander Charles Foundation Barclays Drs. Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation The Embassy of Canada to Thailand Cannon Trustees Limited Cargill Investment (China) Ltd. Chelsea Football Club Committee for the Coordination of Services for Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) Dahua Bank Deutsche Bank DKSH Group EFG staff Frey Charitable Foundation HSBC Global Education Trust JP Morgan Chase Foundation The Kadoorie Charitable Foundation Men’s UNO MasterCard Worldwide Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) Nokia (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Novo Nordisk Procter & Gamble Ritz-Carlton Hotel Beijing The Rolex Institute The Royal Norwegian Embassy to Pakistan Standard Chartered Swire Beverages UBS Optimus Foundation United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Urs and Gabriela Wietlisbach Walmart China Walter Haefner Foundation

Latin America (Peru)

Nyrstar Mining Company CAF: Development Bank of Latin America MasterCard Worldwide Inmet Mining Corporation





Robert Witchel, National Director 65 Queen Street West, Suite 400, Box 64 Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2M5 Canada Tel: +1 416 203 0190


Karijn Akkerman - in ’t Veld, Director Laan van Nieuw Oost Indië 123 2593 BM DEN HAAG Tel: +31 (0) 70 315 3490


Laila Andresen, National Director Idrettens Hus Serviceboks 1 – Ullevål Stadion Sognsveien 75L N-0855 Oslo, Norway Tel: + 47 21 02 90 00


Sonja Ringdal Seefeldstrasse 162 CH-8008 Zurich, Switzerland Tel: +41 44 552 04 88


Sharon Petrie, Vice President, National Offices The Euston Office One Euston Square 40 Melton Street London NW1 2FD Tel: + 44 (0) 203 574 4620


Lindsay Hower, National Director 49 West 27th Street Suite 930 New York, NY 10001 Tel: + Tel: + 1 646 649 9592

Nina Valentic, Senior Director, International Programs 65 Queen Street West, Thomson Building, Suite 1900, Box 64 Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2M5 Canada Tel: +1 416 498 1922

EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA Peter de Keijzer, Regional Director Plot 78 Old Kira Rd P.O. Box 33098 Bukoto, Kampala Kampala, Uganda Tel: +256 41 531 308/313

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA Gaby Jabbour, Regional Director Al-Sabbah Center 9th Floor, Bloc B Corniche Al Mazraa Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 1 313346

WEST AND FRANCOPHONE AFRICA Massamba Gningue, Regional Director House #2, Rangoon Link, Cantonments P. O. Box OS1646 Osu, Accra, Ghana Tel: +233 302 766 676


Edwin Peñaherrera Regional Manager Av. República de Colombia 435 Dpto. B - 2°Piso San Isidro, Lima Tel: +51 (1) 221-4905

INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Right To Play International 65 Queen Street West, Thomson Building, Suite 1900, Box 64 Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M5 Canada Tel: +1 416 498 1922 Fax: +1 416 498 1942

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