We develop compassionate leaders in areas of conflict and connect people and communities to build lasting peace.
Community-wide violent conflict prevents growth and development. However, promoting peace in areas at risk for or experiencing violent conflict is both effective and economically viable: For every $1 invested in peace building, there is a potential $16 reduction in the cost of armed conflict.
And Play for Peace is doing just that, we are a thriving global learning community working to create peace in communities in conflict by training and supporting generations of active peace builders at the local level.
Play for Peace is integrated into schools, community centers, refugee camps and/or local organizations, where local youth leaders are trained to conduct "Practice Peace" cooperative play sessions for younger children and community service projects that benefit entire neighborhoods.
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?
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.
As the world shifted to in-person work after 3ish years, Global Operations Manager and Trainer, Yasmin shared some of her realizations of the transition to in-person and what we need to keep in mind when working in group settings, whether online or in-person.
Play for Peace Senegal hosted a table at their very first Africa Games Festival! This annual cultural event aims to shed light on games from all over the world. The festival went through time in 54 African countries and other countries in Asia and Europe, providing a chance to celebrate varying traditions, cultures, and pieces of history, all in the spirit of play!
We are happy to share that we just completed our Phase 2 project with Kikori. We have been working on developing age appropriate variations for the activities that were on the Kikori platform. This phase of the project which began in July was actually a continuation of a process that began in early 2022 with uploading over 250 activities to the Kikori platform.