Every Tuesday and Thursday, our community of Play for Peace trainers and mentors gathers via Zoom to share how their communities are weathering the COVID-19 crisis. They also share tips and techniques for supporting their communities during this unpredictable time.
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.
After a recent, tragic terrorist attack in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, certified trainers Swati and Agyat conducted a series of Play for Peace trainings there and have named a new club in the region.
While Play for Peace was introduced in Kenya in 2013, it wasn't until recently that a club was formed. Thanks to some successful training visits and many passionate community members, we are excited to welcome Play for Peace Kenya!
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.
Play for Peace trainer Vijay works with one of the most ostracized societies in India, the Dalit. A Dalit himself, he understands the need to empower his community using Play for Peace. Learn about his work with Dalit children and youth and his recent effort to open a library featuring Dalit authors.
Trainer Richard Delos Reyes and his team of youth leaders in Cebu work to instill leadership in local youth and teach responsible voting. Recently their club conducted a forum where young voters could listen to different platforms and promote an honest and orderly election.
When Play for Peace Trainer Rita Nguyen visited our club in Kathmandu, Nepal, she met passionate, energetic youth leaders working hard to create a thriving community. Find out more about her experience and the dedicated members of the GPYC.
The Jagran Club in India recently received Play for Peace certified trainers Swati and Agyat, who closely worked with Sahil Balmiki and taught him how to conduct play sessions and how to interact with younger children through these activities.
When the civil war in Sri Lanka ended in 2009, ten-year-old Ani not only lost his father but he also saw more death and destruction than any child ever should. Instead of feeling resentment, Ani became a peace builder in his community, and today trains with Play for Peace to create friendships across divides.
UPDATE: Swati and Agyat reached Kashmir where they intended to work with the people who run Child Friendly Spaces (CFS). The project was implemented by Action Aid, which has two partners and the desire to run 100 CFS. The plan was to have two…
Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to create awareness for the inequality that still exists between men and women. On a global scale, women still earn less money for the same jobs, are less likely to be politically involved, and are…
In 2013, Play for Peace brought together youth leaders via video conference to share knowledge, ideas, and to inspire each other. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, so in 2014, we organized the exchanges on a regular basis.