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#OurStories: Archana Magar, Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator

As the Play for Peace Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator, Archana Magar uses her skills and persistence to build and strengthen her community. Archana has been associated with Play for Peace since July 2008. She began as a volunteer and continued attending Play for Peace sessions while pursuing her Master’s degree in communications media for children. While studying, she spent holidays and weekends attending PFP trainings conducted by Swati Bhatt and Agyat Mitra in and around Pune, India. She then applied for certification while conducting PFP sessions in 2010.

Archana is an experiential educator working in the field of Experiential Education through Play for the past ten years. She is associated with organizations and schools to promote child rights, inclusive education, expressive arts-based therapy sessions for mental health, zero violence, and playful teaching techniques for marginalized communities through training processes and workshops.

As a Regional Coordinator, Archana’s responsibilities range from supporting members, clubs and communities, organizing global exchanges, collaborating with other PFP partners, and celebrating successes.

Play for Peace core values are very close to Archana’s heart. She sees enormous opportunities to share her expertise with children, youth, and adults in conflicted areas. This is her Play for Peace dream.