According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, all children have a right to play (Article 31).
"All children have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities."
Sadly though, an estimated 250 million children around the world are "Child Labourers", employed in activities harmful to their healthy development, with little or no experience in the innocence of play.
Right To Play is a charity organisation helping to reach out to these children, giving them the chance to transform their futures by providing support including but not limited to education and play.
Right To Play is an athlete-driven international humanitarian organization using sport and play programs to encourage the healthy physical, social and emotional development of the world's most disadvantaged children. Right To Play is committed to improving the lives of these children and to strengthening their communities by translating the best values of sport into opportunities to promote development, health and peace. Right To Play is built on the belief that sport has the power to help create healthier children and safer communities.
"Everyday we witness the positive impact sport has on refugee children, former child combatants and young people at risk or orphaned by HIV/AIDS."
Johann O. Koss, President and CEO http://www.righttoplay.com/
Tim realises that this is a wonderful opportunity for him to give something back from the video game industry to those children who deserve much more from life. Tim believes every child has the right to play and hopes that he can convince enough members of the game industry community to raise £100,000. TIGA, (The Independent Game Developers Association) has agreed to make "Right To Play" its official charity appeal in an effort to gain more exposure for this most deserving cause. TIGA is a European trade organisation representing the makers of computer and video games and is making a firm commitment to support Tim's cause.
"TIGA are delighted to join forces with Tim and make Right To Play its official appeal for charity representing the hearts and minds of independent game developers."
Fred Hasson, CEO http://www.tiga.org