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Right To Play Thailand Foundation’s Sport and Play Program Awarded by the Royal Thai Ministry of Justice for Development of Young Offenders



BANGKOK, THAILAND
– Right To Play Thailand Foundation with Sport and Play Program provides Life Skills Development for the juvenile delinquents in 4 Youth Rehabilitation Centers covering the Province of Trang, Samut Prakarn and Nakhon Pathom in partnership with Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection, Ministry of Justice since 2011. Recently, on the occasion of National Jurisdiction Conference: Reinventing Thailand’s Justice System toward ASEAN 2015,   Right To Play Thailand Foundation was the only International Non-Governmental Organization in Thailand awarded by the Royal Thai Ministry of Justice in recognition for its work on the youth rehabilitation program.

Founded in 2000, Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play programs help children in more than 20 countries build the essential life skills to help them better their futures and drive lasting social change.

Attending the award ceremony were Right To Play Thailand Foundation representatives including Ernesto Rebustillo, Regional Training Officer, Natchawi Wadman, Life Skills Development Program Manager and Jermpong Amornvisaisoradej, Project Coordinator. Presiding over the ceremony was Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri.

Right To Play Thailand Foundation implements 2 major programs in Thailand, one of which is the Life Skills Development Program that promotes play and activity-based learning activities associated with developing life skills through a learner centered and experiential learning approach in partnership with Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC), Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Justice. The Sport and Play Program for Burmese Refugees is the other major program which trains refugee community members to provide children and youth living in this protracted refugee situation with a sense of normalcy as they deliver holistic child development activities.

In 2012, we reached about 400 young offenders through Sport and Play Program promoting life skills development. Right To Play Thailand Foundation is officially proclaimed as a public charitable organization according to the declaration of the Ministry of Finance on Income Tax and VAT in 2013. 

For media inquiries, please contact
Chananyou Muadmanee
Program Officer (Life Skills Development Program)
Right To Play Thailand Foundation
P + 66 (0) 2740 3520 EXT. 117
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