What if conflict arises, not from the war around you, but from the war within? A recent practice peace session in Cebu, Philippines educated local teens about mental health, providing inspiration for them to pursue their dreams, and identifying the factors that will make or break their goals.
This April, thanks to trainer and regional coordinator Archana Magar, aspiring peace builders in Nepal will have the chance to learn about Play for Peace and the skills needed to bring peace through the power of play.
Last year, Play for Peace worked with Texas A&M's Conflict and Development Foundation to bring laughter and joy to children in Guatemala. It was a truly inspiring experience for both the children and those leading the session.
Even within the most vulnerable communities there are resources to create peace. This was the case for Haripriya Bathula, from the Play for Peace club in Hyderabad, who recently had a very special training experience.
Nikhil Mehta, a Play for Peace certified trainer from Pune, India, reflects on his experience with the power of cooperative play and the unique spirit of Play for Peace.
The global Play for Peace community celebrated its diversity this past week for World Interfaith Harmony Week. Find out what they did and be inspired by their hopes for the future.
This week, Play for Peace is celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week to promote peace and harmony between people regardless of faith or belief system. Learn more about this important week and how we will be celebrating with our clubs worldwide.
As the founder and a mentor of the Youth for Change Galilee Club in Israel, Sa’eed Diabat is an important part of the Play for Peace community. He also has an important story to tell.
Play for Peace’s club in Vietnam, A New Day Social Work Group (AND), organized a variety of fantastic activities in 2018, using the power of play to bring together many different people across divides. See what happened in our recap!
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.
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.
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.
Play for Peace has been active in Guatemala for 19 years. It is clear that Play for Peace has had an impact there from the stories of our three generations of peace builders—each one as passionate about our work as the next.
This past September 17 marked an important milestone in the history of Play for Peace: the 20th year of the organization. In honor of this special milestone, Play for Peace Mexico joined the party to celebrate the past two decades, as well as all that's to come.
Earlier this year, youth leaders from our clubs in Israel and Greece joined together to lead cooperative play sessions with Belarussian orphans through the organization Crete for Life. It was life changing for the youth leaders and children alike.
September 23 was a special day for hundreds of children who participated in the Moon of Love mid-autumn festival in Vietnam. The festival was organized by A New Day Social Work Group, together with their partner the Lumen Choir group.
Thanks to Mazhar and Zafar Sheriff we have incredible photos from the Fall 5K Run/Walk fundraiser on September 29, 2018. Check out the full photo album to see what happened at this unforgettable event.
Play for Peace clubs around the world celebrated our 20th birthday with fun parties and special birthday cakes. These happy and festive cakes were tributes to our efforts to create friendships across divides over the past 20 years.
Since laughter and having fun is, in a way, the core business of Play for Peace, we formed a very natural partnership with the first-ever global collaborative fundraising challenge in the world—the ROFL (Rolling On the Floor Laughing) challenge.
While Costa Rica is famous for its beautiful beaches and nature, it is not without conflict. Many flee there from Nicaragua only to face racism, exploitation, and more. One of these areas is La Carpio, where Play for Peace recently opened a club and is working hard to unite the community.