Training With Play for Peace: An Inspirational Experience in India

This special guest blog post by Shiekh Nadiya Habib, a child protection social activist in India, describes how training with Play for Peace has truly inspired and affected her life for the better, and how she hopes to be a certified trainer one day.

Welcome Play for Peace Burundi!

We are excited to welcome Play for Peace Burundi to our global learning community! Learn about how the club started and how cooperative play is helping to bring together the local community.

Addressing Conflict in Afghanistan Through the Power of Play

Serious conflicts have arisen from the continuous battle for peace and freedom in Afghanistan. In the midst of these conflicts, Shafi Karimi, a Play for Peace trainer there, has introduced Play for Peace methods and goals in order to create positive change in his community.

Play for Peace is Getting Ready for Earth Week!

On April 22, Play for Peace will kick off its Global Compassion Games in honor of Earth Week, and our clubs will facilitate activities and community service events around caring for the environment and our planet. Here's how you can support us.

Designing a Better World: A New Effort in Mexico

For several years, Play for Peace Mexico mentor Francisco Hueyatl León has been leading Play for Peace's club in Mexico with love and dedication. Now he is using his expertise in graphic design to create a more peaceful world.

Calm in the Midst of Conflict: A New Club Sparks Hope at a Refugee Camp

Despite a recent setback, Play for Peace in the Netherlands is thriving once again, bringing hope and peace to children and youth at the Ter Apel refugee camp.

Awakening Dreams in Cebu Through the Power of Play

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.  

Calling All Peace Builders: Join Us in Nepal

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.

Playing for Peace: Inspiring a New Generation of Peacemakers in Guatemala

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.

Empowerment: The Most Sustainable Path Toward Peace

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.

Reflections of a Certified Trainer: The Spirit of Play for Peace

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. 

Celebrating Diversity and Sharing Traditions for World Interfaith Harmony Week

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.

Celebrating Religious Diversity During World Interfaith Harmony Week

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. 

Sa'eed Diabat: Global Thinker, Local Leader

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. 

2018 Recap: A Fantastic Year for Play for Peace Vietnam

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! 

Compassion in Mexico: Helping Migrants on the Move

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.

From Theory to Practice: Putting Play for Peace Methods to Work

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.

Inspired to Play: Trainer Archana Magar's Play for Peace Journey

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 in Guatemala: 19 Years of Impact on Three Generations

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.

Celebrating Play for Peace's 20th Anniversary the Mexican Way

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.