Every child should experience
laughter, compassion, and peace.

500 million people live in countries in conflict, many of them children. 

We are a thriving global learning community working to create peace in communities in conflict by training and supporting generations of peace builders. Together we can make a difference. Why is peace important?

We believe 

Youth-led cooperative play has the power to bring together people from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds to find common ground, build friendships, and create a more peaceful world.

Stories of hope, courage, and wisdom

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  • Jan 16, 2019

    Every day, hundreds of migrants pass through Huehuetoca, Mexico, on a perilous journey to find a better life. Thanks to a local rest house and the compassion of groups like Play for Peace Mexico, migrants can find care and support along the way.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Archana Magar, a certified trainer and regional coordinator in India, has been using Play for Peace during her work with terminal stage three cancer patients. During weekly narrative therapy sessions, Archana incorporates narrative ideas into Play for Peace activities and has had much success with participants.

  • Dec 18, 2018

    An inspiring experience with cooperative play led Archana to join Play for Peace in 2008. Now a regional coordinator and global trainer in India, she inspires others to use play as a way to connect with children and create peace.

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There are many ways you can positively impact thousands of children and teens, all of who dream of a life without fear of violence and discrimination. Will you join us?

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Live Laughter!

Laughter Heals & Connects People. That's why we Play for Peace in areas of conflict around the world.

The Play for Peace process

Step 1: Introduction

Educational play sessions are led by Play for Peace leadership in communities suffering from conflict, creating safe environments where people of all ages can experience the joy of play and a community that practices cooperation, inclusion, caring and fun.

Step 2: Engagement

Local youth are then trained to lead their own cooperative play and community service sessions. Together with their mentor, they form a Play for Peace club to improve the lives of local children, youth and adults in addition to practicing their new leadership skills.

Step 3: Amplification

New leaders are fostered to continue the cycle of peace within their community and in new regions around the world, promoting positive relationships across cultural, religious, and other divides and continuously growing our global learning community.