From conflict to compassion

Play for Peace develops compassionate leaders in areas of conflict
who connect people and communities to build lasting peace.

Play for Peace develops compassionate leaders in areas of conflict who connect people and communities to build lasting peace.

Why Peace?

A community without peace puts children at risk for injuries or death. Children who experience trauma are also more likely to continue the cycle of violence and suffer from life-long health problems.

A community without peace abandons families facing hunger, malnutrition, infectious diseases, persecution and homelessness. This leads to our the global refugee crisis.

A community without peace destroys or severely limits access to basic needs, including clean water, health care, education, and other community services essential for growth and prosperity.

Community conflict prevents growth and development. Right now 500 million people live in countries in conflict, many of them children. 

Promoting peace in areas at risk for violent conflict is both ethically sound and economically viable: For every $1 invested in peace building, there is a potential $16 reduction in the cost of armed conflict.

Local leaders  are the answer

We are a thriving global learning community working to create peace in communities in conflict by training and supporting generations of peace builders.

Together we can make a difference.

Stories of hope, courage, and wisdom

Read our blog and be inspired. Share and spread the word.
  • May 22, 2019

    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.

  • May 10, 2019

    We are excited to welcome Play for Peace Burundi to our global learning community! Learn about how the club started and how cooperative play is helping to bring together the local community.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Serious conflicts have arisen from the continuous battle for peace and freedom in Afghanistan. In the midst of these conflicts, Shafi Karimi, a Play for Peace trainer there, has introduced Play for Peace methods and goals in order to create positive change in his community.

Where we work

Any time, day or night, Play for Peace is happening somewhere in the world. In 60+ communities around the globe—each with its own diverse characteristics, talents, and resources—our work is transforming lives, all while bringing richness and creativity to our diverse global learning community.

Click on each of the countries to learn about its unique challenges and our ongoing efforts to create peace.

Get involved

There are many ways you can positively impact thousands of children and teens, all of who dream of a life without fear of violence and discrimination. Will you join us?

Volunteer locally
or online.

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about our work.

Pledge your birthday
or run a race.

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impact lives.

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to your community.