We develop compassionate leaders in areas of conflict and connect people and communities to build lasting peace.
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.
"For me, the games we play have allowed me to connect deeply with myself, and tap into my relationships with my colleagues, my family, and everyone around me."
"Pour moi, les jeux auxquels nous jouons m'ont permis de me connecter profondément avec moi-même et de puiser dans mes relations avec mes collègues, ma famille et tout le monde autour de moi."
Meet Shruthi Mohandas of Minneapolis, Project Manager Consultant for the Content Crew. She assign activities to the United Nations Volunteers and supports them if they face any roadblocks. She keep track of the progress of the project and also facilitates weekly meetings with Play for Peace, UNV and Kikori Volunteers.
Every parent wants their children to grow up to be happy and prosperous adults. We also want our kids to be thankful for what they’ve been given, and to know how to feel and express gratitude. In this regard, it is important to impart a giving spirit in kids while they are young so that they’ll grow up to be generous with themselves and selfless to those around them. Here are some ways to teach your kids how to give.