July 15, 2014
Right To Play is a global non-profit organization that uses the power of sport and play to positively influence the lives of children in disadvantaged communities. Through their weeklong Cause + Effect partnership with eBay Giving Works, Right To Play raised more than $34,000 to help young people like Sarah.
Sarah is the leader of the Students AIDS Action Team (SAAT) at her school in Tanzania. SAAT is a student-led initiative that uses play-based activities and presentations at special events to educate their peers about their sexual health and how to protect it.
To date, SAAT has empowered more than 400 students to take control of their well-being. “We are very proud to see how our small group has managed to change the behavior of our fellow female students,” says Sarah. Consisting of a handful of girls from 10 local secondary schools, SAAT educates students and community members on their sexual rights, building the participants’ courage and self-esteem to resist peer pressure and protect themselves.
“Many girls are now interested in joining us after attending our sessions,” Sarah said. Group members are also doing better in school with fewer dropping out overall. With proper care for their education and their health, these girls are growing into smart, healthy, educated and driven adults.
Providing Sarah and her peers with the support they need to define a new future for young women in Tanzania is just one example of the important work Right To Play is doing around the world. At eBay Giving Works, we are proud to partner with this great organization and help them raise funds for programs like SAAT.
We spoke with Right To Play about their experience with working with eBay and they said:
“Working with eBay and the Cause + Effect campaign shows how a grassroots approach can have great success with fundraising and with building awareness… We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of money raised and so thrilled how many customers of eBay are philanthropically minded!”
If you’d like to join the community of supporters on eBay, add Right To Play as a Favorite charity and you can support them when you shop or sell on eBay!