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Anna Lind and Thomas Breisten

Right To Play

Right to Play Sweden is run by Anna Lind and Thomas Breisten with the vision of creating a healthier and safer society through education, play and sport. Through capacity building of unaccompanied youth and making them active participants in sport clubs this creates a natural forum for successful integration.

Problem

Unaccompanied youth are excluded from the Swedish society and therefore have limited opportunities to engage in organized sport activities. We have identified an absence of platforms for unaccompanied youth to learn about Sweden and the Swedish culture in a natural and interactive way. Further, there is a lack in resources within the sports associations, in combination with a high demand to join sport activities.

Solution

Right to play is an international organization and was launched in Sweden during autumn 2016, together with Reach for Change. In cooperation with the target group and sport clubs, Right to Play Sweden train and develop unaccompanied and newly arrived youths to become active participants in sports and thereby the Swedish society. Through e.g. training and volunteer work these youths develop their strengths while increasing their knowledge of Swedish society. The goal is that all of the unaccompanied youths feel as active participants rather than recipients of integration.

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