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.
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.
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?
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.
"The Play for Peace Senegal team gathers all of the children after school so that they do not wander the streets. They put them in an environment where children are motivated and inspired to do their best."
During this pandemic #teachers around the globe have been on the front lines of trying to keep our children physically and emotionally safe.
What does it mean to live a more sustainable life? For trainer Neelu Grover it means zero waste and living a plastic and chemical free life. After reading about toxic chemicals in the products we use and the effects on global warming, she decided to make some major changes.