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Our Stories

The Importance of Play in How I Manage Stress

"For me, the games we play have allowed me to connect deeply with myself, and tap into my relationships with my colleagues, my family, and everyone around me."

"Pour moi, les jeux auxquels nous jouons m'ont permis de me connecter profondément avec moi-même et de puiser dans mes relations avec mes collègues, ma famille et tout le monde autour de moi."

Team Spotlight! Shruthi Mohandas, Content Crew

Meet Shruthi Mohandas of Minneapolis, Project Manager Consultant for the Content Crew. She assign activities to the United Nations Volunteers and supports them if they face any roadblocks. She keep track of the progress of the project and also facilitates weekly meetings with Play for Peace, UNV and Kikori Volunteers.

5 Ways To Teach Your Kids Generosity

Every parent wants their children to grow up to be happy and prosperous adults. We also want our kids to be thankful for what they’ve been given, and to know how to feel and express gratitude. In this regard, it is important to impart a giving spirit in kids while they are young so that they’ll grow up to be generous with themselves and selfless to those around them. Here are some ways to teach your kids how to give.

Volunteer Spotlight! Annie Tasker, Content Crew

Meet Annie Tasker of Chicago, Illinois whose time and talents are bringing high-quality activities to facilitators around the world. She's a project manager with Prudential Financial's inclusion & diversity unit and at the very end of the content creation process on this project, giving activities a final review before hitting ‘publish.’ She also pulls together profile information for these volunteer spotlights!

Volunteer Spotlight! Uwayo Noel, Content Crew

Uwayo is a proofreader and content writer with Play for Peace’s Kikori Content Crew. Over the course of his 12-year career, Uwayo has served as a translator, and as a communications and business consultant -- skills he also brings to his volunteer role with the United Nations.

Kikori Spotlight: Joel Alexander, Content Crew Volunteer

Now through June, Play for Peace is partnering with the experiential learning app Kikori to develop a one-stop shop for activity plans. Meet Joel Alexander, one crew volunteer whose time and talents are bringing high-quality activities to facilitators around the world.

Social Emotional Learning in Play for Peace

Play for Peace(R) is a process of creating inclusive experiences using cooperative activities with care and fun. When young people experience Play for Peace consistently it helps them grow. In over 20 years of sharing Play for Peace with young people we have seen young people transform their life, individually and collectively.

Peace Sessions Continue Amongst Violence

After 2 years of continual lockdowns, Play for Peace was finally able to travel back to El Salvador for a club reactivation session. 

Welcome Tham as our new Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator!

We’d love for you all to help us welcome another new coordinator, Tham Thi Le who will be leading our Southeast Asia region!

Welcome Regional Coordinator, Arzoo!

Please help us in giving a warm welcome to our new South Asia Regional Coordinator, Arzoo Shakir!