Right to Play (RTP)

Address : 2533 Sukhmvit Rd, Pricha Building, Bangchak, Prakhanong, Bangkok 10260

Tel : +66 (0) 2 740 3520 - 22

Fax : +66 (0) 2 740 3519

Website: www.righttoplay.com

Acting Country Director, Kevina Maddick

Email: kmaddick@righttoplay.com

Tel: +66 (0) 2 740 3520 - 22

Refugee Program Manager: Ms. Kevina Maddick

Email: kmaddick@righttoplay.com

ASIA Director- Strategy, Partnership and Fundraising : Ms. Niamh De Loughry

Email: ndeloughry@righttoplay.com

Month/Year started working with Displaced Persons from Burma/Myanmar:     June 2002

Sector (s) of Work:              Education and Protection

Work Locations with Displaced Burmese:

                                          Tham Hin, Ratchaburi

                                          Ban Don Yang, Kanchanaburi

                                          Nupo, Tak

                                          Umpium Mai, Tak

                                          Mae La, Tak

                                          Mae La Oon, Mae Hong Son

                                          Mae La Ma Luang, Mae Hong Son

Funding Sources: EU, EAC, DFAT Australia, Wietlisbach Family Foundation, Right To Play International 

Mission Statement: We use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities.

Goal: To promote healthy lifestyle behaviours and support the development of life skills among refugee children and youth living in camps in Thailand through access to regular and inclusive sport and play.


Right To Play began working in Thailand in 2002 implementing a sport and play program for children of refugees living in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma Border, Children and Youth in the camp schools greatly benefitted from regular play an sport-based learning activities, which aligned with specific learning outcomes, promote healthy physical, emotional and social well-being. Physical Education Teachers gained knowledge in child-centered learning techniques and became familiar with practical strategies to promote the development of children in their school and community.

Since January 2013 with support from the EU, Right To Play has worked with a consortium of NGOs providing support to the KRCEE to deliver the education programs in seven of the nine refugee camps.  Activities of the Basic Education Support towards Transition Project – (BEST I and II) have included (but are not limited to) teacher training, parent teacher association engagement, professional development, management training and capacity building of KRCEE and KnED staff, provision of textbooks, school supplies and teaching/learning materials, and provision of monthly stipends for teachers and administrators.

Since January 2014, with support from Educate a Child (EAC), RTP began implementing an out of school project, targeting those children who have not completed primary education. This project will finish in December 2016.


Regular Activities for Displaced Persons in Thailand:

·         Training for Coaches, Teachers & Coach Trainers in holistic child development programming through sport and play;

·         Follow up / Refresher training in implementation of play and sport based learning activities for Coach Trainers in all camps (in each Right To Play modules);

·         Ongoing monitoring and support for all coaches and teachers.

·         Physical Education and Health Education activities for school children in 7 Karen camps;

·         Early Child Development activities for nursery school children in Ban Don Yang, Tham Hin, Nupo, Umpium, & Mae La;

·         Sport for Development programming in communities in 7 Karen Camps;

·         Distribution of sports equipment and training resources to Coach Trainers, Coaches and Teachers in all camps;

·         Play Days in communities in 7 Karen camps;

·         Sport for Development Tournaments in 7 Karen camps.

·         Coordination with CCSDPT partners

·         Participation and contribution to Protection coordination and activities (Bangkok, Tak, Kanchanaburi, Mae Hong Song);

·         Light Infrastructure Upgrades and Support for Safe Play Spaces in Camps;

·         Coordination with MOI, Camp Committees, NGOs, and CBOs