FROM CONFLICT TO COMPASSION

Play for Peace develops compassionate leaders in areas of conflict who connect people and communities to build lasting peace.

FROM CONFLICT TO COMPASSION

Play for Peace develops compassionate leaders in areas of conflict who connect people and communities to build lasting peace.

Why Peace?

A community without peace puts children at risk for injuries or death. Children who experience trauma are also more likely to continue the cycle of violence and suffer from life-long health problems.

A community without peace abandons families facing hunger, malnutrition, infectious diseases, persecution and homelessness. This leads to the global refugee crisis.

A community without peace destroys or severely limits access to basic needs, including clean water, health care, education, and other community services essential for growth and prosperity.

Right now 500 million people live in countries in conflict, and 1 in 6 children live in war zones.

Community-wide violent conflict prevents growth and development. However, promoting peace in areas at risk for or experiencing violent conflict is both effective and economically viable: For every $1 invested in peace building, there is a potential $16 reduction in the cost of armed conflict.

And Play for Peace is doing just that, we are a thriving global learning community working to create peace in communities in conflict by training and supporting generations of active peace builders at the local level.

Local Leaders are the Answer

Play for Peace is integrated into schools, community centers, refugee camps and/or local organizations, where local youth leaders are trained to conduct "Practice Peace" cooperative play sessions for younger children and community service projects that benefit entire neighborhoods.

Get Involved

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?

Volunteer locally
or online.

Make your dollars
impact lives.

Bring Play for Peace
to your community.

Fall 5K Run/Walk

Family Fundraising Event in Illinois

Playshop
Connect

Corporate Team-building Event for Charity

Our Locations

Any time, day or night, Play for Peace is happening somewhere in the world. In 60+ communities around the globe—each with its own diverse characteristics, talents, and resources—our work is transforming lives, all while bringing richness and creativity to our diverse global learning community.

Click on each of the countries to learn about its unique challenges and our ongoing efforts to create peace.

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  • Jul 17, 2019

    We are excited to be hosting the seventh annual Play for Peace 5K Run/Walk on World Peace Day this year! Learn more about the event and register now!

  • Jul 10, 2019

    In March 2019, Play for Peace initiated its first club in Afghanistan. For one child living there, being able to spread joy and hope in her community through cooperative games and activities has been a dream come true.

  • Jul 5, 2019

    We’re excited to announce that we're embarking on a new technological venture—a mobile app! Called Play for Peace 2.0, this effort will help our community to better facilitate training sessions and serve as a database for Play for Peace activities and a hub for data collection. Learn more!