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MasterCard Worldwide And Right To Play International Collaborate On Financial Literacy

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MasterCard Worldwide and Right To Play International announced today a joint-initiative for the development and implementation of the new Financial Fitness program in Peru and Thailand.

Building on Right To Play’s innovative financial education program that uses sport and play as a means of encouraging life skills development and sustainable behavior change, the Financial Fitness program is an opportunity for both Right To Play and MasterCard Worldwide to work with youth in both countries. Young adults between the ages of 11 and 17 will benefit from this partnership and receive comprehensive training sessions aimed at improving their leadership skills and financial literacy.

“Right To Play programs use a fun, innovative approach to teaching financial literacy,” says Patricia Devereux, group head, Corporate Philanthropy and Citizenship, MasterCard Worldwide. “We are excited to partner with them to make a difference in the lives of children in Peru and Thailand.”

Through this program, more than 1,500 young people will participate in Financial Fitness training and Celebration Days, to be implemented from March through to May 2012. The training and Celebration Days will incorporate sport and play-based learning activities to educate youth in financial management, foster responsible decision-making, enhance problem-solving, support leadership potential, and encourage community engagement.

“This collaboration is a wonderful achievement,” says Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play President and CEO. “We have seen great progress in the children and communities that we are working with in Peru and Thailand, and we are very proud that with MasterCard Worldwide’s help, we will be able to reach more youth and help guide them toward a more prosperous future.”

About Right To Play:

Right To Play is the leading international humanitarian and development organization using sport and play as tools to effect behaviour and social change. Our trained Coaches and community leaders implement our programs which are designed to develop basic life skills, prevent diseases, teach conflict resolution and instill hope in children affected by war, poverty and disease. Right To Play implements programs in 20 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. A pioneer in its field, Right To Play sets standards for quality sustainable programming, promotes best practices and advances research on the efficacy of sport-based development efforts. Founded in 2000 by Johann Olav Koss, four-time Olympic gold medallist and social entrepreneur, Right To Play fosters the hope and skills that are essential to envisioning and realizing a better future.

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