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The Future of Play For Peace in South Sudan

“Through this work, we are not only able to reach children, but the entire community, and even the nation and international arena at large." If you read last week’s blog, then you already know that Play For Peace South Sudan is engaged in some…

Gianna and Mia: Walkers for Peace!

"We want to make a difference in the world. Other children in the world don’t have peace.” Gianna and Mia are 12 and 9 years old and live in Illinois. They collected over $2500 for Walk for Peace in last two years! Why? They know they are lucky…

Helping to Heal: Play For Peace in South Sudan

"Teachers and translators assist in the communication process, but overall, body language is the primary form of expression. Children learn through repetition and mimicry. In this way, they are required to interact with others, truly acting as…

Ajat: Embracing Leadership

"Play is always a positive practice: it provides a sense of unity within communities, and allows everyone involved to equally share and participate." Ajat is a leader in Play for Peace, India, and how he came to this position is an interesting…

Play For Peace in Nepal: Sharing Games, Stories & Empathy

People shared their thoughts and feelings: they said that it felt nice that we were there, and could listen to their stories. Play For Peace is grateful to our Certified trainers and partners in Nepal, who have been working with relief camps in…

#Thankyoutuesday dedicated to Barbora Strnadova!

Barbora Strnadova came to us as a volunteer from United Nations Online Volunteers and lives in Brussels, Belgium. She has been volunteering with Play for Peace since 2015 as a communication volunteer. Barbora is currently helping Play for Peace…

Pakistan in Pictures! Some Play for Peace moments...

"Play for Peace mentor Anser of Starfish Pakistan takes Play for Peace to children in Kot Radha Kishan, Lahore!" Play for Peace and its Partners for Peace are doing some exciting work in Pakistan! In the news we so often hear about tragedy in…

Club HOLA express support and solidarity with the people of Nepal

In this time of grief, our club HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles) express support and solidarity with our club and the people of Nepal. Children made posters and sent prayers to the survivors of the earthquake for a fast recovery and rebuilding from…

Community Spotlight: Abha Jeurkar

"Play for Peace is a deeply personal practice of nurturing self-awareness, love and non-judgment." Abha lives in Bihar, India and working with Center for Social Equity and Inclusion as an experiential educator and curriculum developer. She…

Join the Walk for Peace!

"It's time to initiate once again what Gandhi did once upon a time...Walk for Peace." - Neelu Grover (Play for Peace Trainer and a walker). Be a walker, donor and a fundraiser for "Walk for Peace"

#Thankyoutuesday dedicated to Uma Chandrasekaran!

Uma Chandrasekaran came to us as a volunteer from United Nations Online Volunteers and lives in New York, USA. She has been volunteering with Play for Peace since 2015 as a research volunteer. Uma is currently helping Play for Peace with tools…

3 Ways Play Can Make You The Best Version Of Yourself

Play for Peace member Richard Delos Reyes shares how play has allowed him to become a more confident, compassionate version of himself, and how you can unlock that potential as well.

Community Spotlight: Bianca Garcia

"Play for Peace changed my life." Bianca lives in Chicago, USA, and has been with Play for Peace since when she was in high school. She joined us as a youth leader a decade ago, and worked with Play for Peace Certified Trainer Chaun. Currently,…

Save the Date for Walk for Peace!

Walk with your community and help bring peace to children around the world! Every child has the right to a safe space to experience the joy of play. When: Saturday, September 19, 2015 (11:00am to 3:00pm) Where: James "Pate" Philip State…

#Thankyoutuesdays: Tina Mouneimne

Tina Mouneimne came to us as a volunteer from United Nations Online Volunteers and lives in Bruxelles. She has been volunteering with Play for Peace since 2015 as a Wikipedia Writer. Tina is currently helping Play for Peace with writing our…

Khula Aasman Talks About Playing with the Jagruti School for Blind Girls

"If they are with their friends, they feel safe and protected. It was a great bonding exercise, and it reinforced their sense of community." From April 18 - 19th, Khula Aasman Mumbai conducted a Play for Peace session with the Jagruti School for…

Community Spotlight: Trainer and Researcher Dian

I love Play for Peace because this program is innovative in peace education. Because of the unique and fun nature of play, I always felt welcome and included from the beginning of my involvement. Meet newly Certified Trainer Dian Mitrayani! She…

From Youth Leader to Adult Mentor and Trainer: Chaun in Chicago

Kindness goes a long way in violent situations. That was a major lesson I learned as a facilitator. Chaun, is pictured above with his mom and one of the youth he mentored, Bianca, and her husband at our annual Feast for Peace. These are his…

This Year in Play for Peace Philippines!

In the past year, several exciting Practice Peace sessions have taken place in Cebu, an Island province of the Philippines. As always, the motivation was to encourage youth to embrace leadership, community service and cooperative play. In June of…

Music in Mexico: A Pop-up Play for Peace Experience

“Play is a universal language.” Sam and Sarah Tower have been involved with Play for Peace for over a decade. Both retired, they teach the youth of Tacoma, Washington about the value of play. On a recent trip to Mexico, the couple discovered…