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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. 

Whispering Seed: The Myanmar Project

Myanmar is home to a variety of ethnicities and religions. Since the country’s independence in 1948, civil war has persisted between these many factions. Teaching tolerance is not simply a positive prospect, but a crucial one. Founded in 2004,…

#ThankyouTuesday: All the Peace Walkers!

"My favorite part of the Walk for Peace was the bubbles at the beginning. I was really excited to meet new friends and FINALLY do the Walk for Peace." -Samantha Armas Thank you to all the amazing walkers who came out to Walk for Peace last weekend!…

World Peace Day Celebration: New Dehli

"As we walked and played, we invited people participate in our sessions. From time to time, we were joined by both children and adults. It was a great experience for our Peace club's youth to lead sessions in both public and private spaces..." As…

World Peace Day Celebration: Starfish Play For Peace Club

“Peace is the Mother of Progress.” Starfish Pakistan is a trust that aims to provide both education and inspiration to the citizens of Pakistan. Focusing on disadvantaged communities, the organization reaches out to youth with the aim of…

Play for Peace Clubs around the World Celebrate World Peace Day

 "Peace can be obtained If people only knew how to listen, communicate, understand, consider and adjust." Evonne Grace Sosas, (World Peace Day participant in the Philippines) The United Nations’ International Day of Peace was officially observed…

World Peace Day Celebrations began early in the Philippines!

"Peace can be obtained If people only knew how to listen, communicate, understand, consider and adjust." Evonne Grace Sosas, (a participant at the event) The Play for Peace World Peace Day Celebrations have already begun...in Cebu, Philippines,…

Community Spotlight: Denver Parks & Rec launches Play for Peace Clubs

"There is a lot of excitement in Denver Parks & Rec to start Play for Peace. We have two new clubs starting this fall led by 10 Youth Facilitators doing Practice Peace Sessions weekly with elementary school students. Onward and upward." Craig…

Why We Walk: Illinois Second Graders Send Messages to Nepal

"You are brave. We are sorry about the earthquake. We want peace! At the end of the school year last spring, Wayne Elementary School students in Bartlett, Illinois, from Mrs. McVey's 2nd grade class created posters for the children in Nepal after…

Play for Peace Introduction at Bent Elementary School!

"It went really well: even the principal attended the session for the whole time, to go through the activities. He was really supportive!" Play For Peace is excited to make an appearance at the Bent Elementary School in Bloomington, Illinois.…

Community Spotlight: Hold the Child Partner for Peace

"Play is a method of healing traumatize children that lives in communities that is ripe with conflict and Play for Peace works as an emotional education." Play for Peace has collaborated with the Hold the Child Organization in Juba, South Sudan…

Why We Walk: So Children Have a Voice in Haiti

The spoken language in Haiti is French and Creole: parents speak French, Creole or a mixture of the two. Haitian Sign Language best fits the needs of the Haitian deaf community, and is a part of their heritage. Jean Berube is a Play For…

#ThankyouTuesdays: Smokin' Pit BBQ

I love being a part of a community. Not everyone has opportunities, not everyone has as much as me, so I would like to give a helping hand. As you pass Route 59 and Stearns Crossing, you will notice a new barbecue place. If you haven't stopped by…

Photos of the Play for Peace Club in Palencia Guatemala still going strong!

“Here, children come to know each other through games, creating laughter, compassion and peace for today and tomorrow." Looking to laugh and get inspired? This is how the Play for Peace Club in Palencia Guatemala keep themselves motivated and…

Why We Walk: Youth as Inspiration in the Philippines

During the awarding ceremony we were hailed as the 1st Runner-Up of the Most Outstanding Youth Programs of the World. This brought honor to my country (the Philippines), my city (Cebu), my town (Argao), my school (the Cebu Technological…

University of San Carlos: The Social Work Community Club

"It is a challenge coming from the city and working in the country-side, where the culture and language is so different. PFP will help me break down barriers and work with cultures other than my own." Meet the Social Work Club at the University of…

#ThankyouTuesday: Aidan and the Tiny Peace Walkers

I walk for peace with my whole heart and soul to raise as much money as I can for Play for Peace kids.  Children should not live in violence, and I want to bring peace to the world. These are Aidan Hennessy’s words who, with his Tiny Peace Walker…

Photographs from the Climate Action Picnic at UCI

"Laughter is a non-judgmental practice: it plants a seed of connection between two unknowns. When we played with people at the picnic, we proved this." If you’ve been keeping up-to-date with our blogs, you know that Play for Peace was thrilled to…

Why We Walk: Choose Empathy #walkforpeace2015

"When we are empathetic, we share the feelings of another--we put ourselves in their shoes, so to speak." We’ve been blogging a lot about compassion lately: what it is, how it works, and why it matters. This is no surprise--compassion is the…