Changing lives through sport and play in ThailandDKSH and Right To Play – a partnership on multiple levels


Open Goals – helping to improve the lives of vulnerable children in Thailand
Building on our long-term partnership with Right To Play, in February 2020, we launched an exciting program with Liverpool FC Foundation to improve the well-being of children, young people and communities in Thailand through sport and play. 

The three-year program targets 2,000 children and young people as well as 1,500 community members in Thailand. It focuses on three main areas:

  • Improving life skills, for example, helping children and young people to build confidence, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Increasing community and social cohesion
  • Creating open and safe play spaces that provide child-friendly learning environments
DKSH supports Right to Play

A partner in projects
DKSH and Right To Play have joined forces to improve the life skills of children and youth in Thailand, such as empathy, communication and self-confidence through sport and play. The partnership targets at-risk youths to become active agents of change in their communities.

The partnership, which started in 2006 as a response to the Tsunami two years earlier, has since expanded to various locations across Thailand, reaching over 33,000 children in schools and almost 400 at-risk youths in youth centers.

DKSH employee involvement

DKSH employee involvement
DKSH employees have participated in trainings organized by Right To Play and have co-facilitated large play events for children. The teams benefit from the unique play-based learning methodology, improving their teambuilding and leadership skills along the way.

Hosting of offices in Bangkok

Hosting of offices in Bangkok
Since 2006, DKSH Thailand has been hosting Right To Play offices on premise in Bangkok. This provides Right To Play with a local presence in a strategic location.

About Right To Play – helping children rise through play

Right To Play is a global organization that uses the power of play to protect, educate and empower children to rise above adversity. Through over 18,000 trained teachers and volunteer coaches, Right To Play reaches an average of 2.3 million children and youth in 15 countries per year through its play-based methodology.

They play for change in five main areas:

  • Improve the quality of education

    Improve the quality of education

    They improve the quality of education by using games to teach. Improvements in educational quality, including academic achievements, school readiness and attendance, are direct results.

  • Transform health practices

    Transform health practices

    They transform health practices by educating children and communities about disease prevention, reproductive health and psychosocial wellbeing. This includes access to clean water, basic sanitation and hand washing, early and unwanted pregnancy, as well as diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria.

  • Build peaceful communities

    Build peaceful communities

    They build peaceful communities by transferring knowledge and skills that improve tolerance, inclusion and peaceful conflict resolution, and strengthen social cohesion within communities.

  • Improve gender equality

    Improve gender equality

    They educate communities on gender equality, gender-based violence and discrimination, and give girls a voice to claim their rights to equality, education, dignity and safety.

  • Increase child protection

    Increase child protection

    They teach children how to guard themselves against violence, discrimination and exploitation, and create environments where children feel safe to play, learn and explore.