Our Stories

Training With Play for Peace: An Inspirational Experience in India

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.

Welcome Play for Peace Burundi!

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.

Addressing Conflict in Afghanistan Through the Power of Play

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.

Play for Peace is Getting Ready for Earth Week!

On April 22, Play for Peace will kick off its Global Compassion Games in honor of Earth Week, and our clubs will facilitate activities and community service events around caring for the environment and our planet. Here's how you can support us.

Designing a Better World: A New Effort in Mexico

For several years, Play for Peace Mexico mentor Francisco Hueyatl León has been leading Play for Peace's club in Mexico with love and dedication. Now he is using his expertise in graphic design to create a more peaceful world.

Calm in the Midst of Conflict: A New Club Sparks Hope at a Refugee Camp

Despite a recent setback, Play for Peace in the Netherlands is thriving once again, bringing hope and peace to children and youth at the Ter Apel refugee camp.

Awakening Dreams in Cebu Through the Power of Play

What if conflict arises, not from the war around you, but from the war within? A recent practice peace session in Cebu, Philippines educated local teens about mental health, providing inspiration for them to pursue their dreams, and identifying the factors that will make or break their goals.  

Calling All Peace Builders: Join Us in Nepal

This April, thanks to trainer and regional coordinator Archana Magar, aspiring peace builders in Nepal will have the chance to learn about Play for Peace and the skills needed to bring peace through the power of play.

Playing for Peace: Inspiring a New Generation of Peacemakers in Guatemala

Last year, Play for Peace worked with Texas A&M's Conflict and Development Foundation to bring laughter and joy to children in Guatemala. It was a truly inspiring experience for both the children and those leading the session.

Empowerment: The Most Sustainable Path Toward Peace

Even within the most vulnerable communities there are resources to create peace. This was the case for Haripriya Bathula, from the Play for Peace club in Hyderabad, who recently had a very special training experience.