Founded in 2000 by four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play’s (RTP) programs are facilitated by more than 14​,400 local volunteer Coaches and more than 600 international staff. Through playing sports and games, they aim to teach children essential life skills that will help them overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease so that they can create better futures and drive lasting social change in their communities and beyond.

RTP’s educational games engage children to participate in the programs, while the Reflect-Connect-Apply approach encourages them to examine their experiences, relate those experiences to what they already know and apply that learning to their daily lives. This strategy helps children adopt and maintain lifelong healthy behaviours and attitudes.

With projects operating in nearly 20 countries, RTP brings a unique baggage of experience and intercultural awareness to the group.