Chicago Reunion Rekindles Friendships and Excitement for Play for Peace

Play for Peace is not just an organization. It is a family of peace builders trying to change the world. The Play for Peace connection is strong—so strong that it recently brought together a group of Play for Peace members and former members in Chicago, who are very devoted to spreading Play for Peace in their communities.

A Global Exchange of Peace, From Guatemala to the U.S.A.

As part of our most recent Global Games for Interfaith Harmony Week, this week we hosted an exchange between the HOLA club in Los Angeles, California, and the Cantel Club in Guatemala. Our clubs' shared their visions and the work they are doing, and had a blast in the process!

An Impactful (And Fun!) First Playshop Connect

This month we hosted our first-ever Playshop Connect—with much success! Not only did the group—an organization based in the Chicago area—learn about Play for Peace, but they also took part in a series of fun, interactive challenges and activities that created connection and community among team members.

Experiencing Play and Peace in Mumbai's Aarey Forest

We are lucky to work with trainers around the world who are dedicated to creating peace. A perfect example of this is Nikhil Mehta, our trainer in Mumbai, India, who recently hosted a Play for Peace session in the Aarey Colony, which has been in the news due to serious conflict.

The Global Games: Ending 2019 With Compassion, Connection, and Community

Just last month, the Play for Peace Global Games took place, offering our clubs a unique way to work together to serve our community and the planet, create peace, and celebrate our year. Here's what happened.

Year in Review: 5 Ways We Created Compassion and Peace in 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, we look back with pride at Play for Peace’s many accomplishments this year. With the support of our global community, thousands of children and youth are practicing peace every day, becoming more compassionate people, forming friendships across divides and building thriving communities.

Welcome to the Play for Peace Board, Dr. Karen McKinney!

We would like to welcome Dr. Karen McKinney to the Play for Peace Board of Directors! We are thrilled she is joining our global community and excited to share a few details about her extraordinary accomplishments, as well as her new role at Play for Peace.

Teaching Resilience in the Wake of Climate Change

As the world changes, we are constantly evaluating our methodology to ensure that Play for Peace is meeting the needs of communities around the world. Since climate change is a major challenge the world is facing, we are hosting our first-ever Resilience Training to participants dealing with the after effects of unprecedented flooding.

Spreading Play for Peace to El Salvador: New Club Coming Soon

We are always excited when Play for Peace spreads to new communities and new countries where people can greatly benefit from our peace building efforts. Just this past weekend, we hosted a training in El Salvador that was so successful that we are starting the country's first club.

Bringing Play for Peace to University Students: Youth Leadership Training in Pune, India

When it comes to partnering, universities are a natural fit for Play for Peace. For this reason, we recently conducted a two-day youth leadership training at SNDT Women’s University in Pune, India, to teach students there about the cooperative play experience and experiential education. 

How You Can Support Our New Clubs in Vietnam

We are very excited about two new Play for Peace clubs that recently started in Vietnam, the Danang Club and the Quy Nhon club! After forming this past summer, both clubs are working on educational initiatives that will benefit children in their region, and need your help.

A Rainy World Peace Day Celebration to Remember

On Saturday, September 21, we celebrated World Peace Day with the seventh annual Play for Peace Fall 5K Run/Walk. Despite the rainy forecast, the successful evening drew 300 attendees and raised more than $41,000 to support our peace building efforts around the world.  

Play for Peace in Sri Lanka: Spreading Compassion and Joy After Devastation

While our community in Sri Lanka was greatly affected by the Easter bombings in April 2019, our clubs’ commitment to peace remained strong. Just months after the tragic terrorist attack, we are once again spreading peace to youth in country.

An Exciting Week of World Peace Day Celebrations

Tomorrow, September 21, is World Peace Day. In honor of this important global celebration, we are excited about the many wonderful efforts happening in the Play for Peace global community—from our clubs’ World Peace Day activities to our annual Fall 5K event. 

A Summer of Peace Building: Spreading to New Communities in Vietnam

It is thanks to the passion and dedication of our community members that Play for Peace continues to spread to new areas around the world. This is especially true of our regional coordinator, Rita Nguyen, who dedicated her summer vacation to creating laughter, compassion, and peace in new communities in Vietnam.

Reflections from Nepal: Meet Our Youth Leader from the Himalaya Club

Back in April, the Himalaya Club was formed in Nepal, bringing peace through cooperative play to new communities in the area. For one youth leader, Saugat Singh Saud, being a part of Play for Peace has been a life-changing experience.

Spreading Peace in the U.S.A: Successful Youth Training in Idaho

Back in July, Play for Peace conducted a youth training at a peace camp in Nampa, Idaho. Not only was it a great success, but it made a lasting impression on participants and inspired the creation of a new club. 

How We're Celebrating World Peace Day This Year

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!

Play for Peace in Afghanistan: One Child’s Dream Come True

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.

Play for Peace 2.0: APPlying Technology to Experiential Learning

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!