Every child should experience
laughter, compassion, and peace.

500 million people live in countries in conflict, many of them children. 

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. Why is peace important?

We believe 

Youth-led cooperative play has the power to bring together people from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds to find common ground, build friendships, and create a more peaceful world.

Stories of hope, courage, and wisdom

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  • Oct 22, 2018

    Since laughter and having fun is, in a way, the core business of Play for Peace, we formed a very natural partnership with the first-ever global collaborative fundraising challenge in the world—the ROFL (Rolling On the Floor Laughing) challenge.

  • Oct 18, 2018

    While Costa Rica is famous for its beautiful beaches and nature, it is not without conflict. With the largest migrant population in Central America, many flee Nicaragua only to face racism, exploitation, and more. One of these areas is La Carpio, where Play for Peace recently opened a club and is working hard to unite the community. 

  • Oct 17, 2018

    In part three of this three-part series, Play for Peace regional coordinator Katrin Hünemörder visits our club at a refugee camp in Musselkanaal, Netherlands. Although recently closed, the camp was an integration success story. Meet some of the refugees who've been impacted by Play for Peace and learn how they are now impacting others.

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Read our stories, learn about our events, and find out how you can get involved in our work to bring peace to children in communities around the world.

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.

Make your dollars
impact lives.

Join our monthly
giving community.

Bring Play for Peace
to your community.

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Play for Peace 5k Run/Walk

We had an amazing 6th annual 5K Run/Walk for Peace! We kicked off the fall season, honored World Peace Day, and raised funds for kids and communities affected by conflict in Chicago, the USA, and around the world. You can still support our important cause and donate!

The Play for Peace process

Step 1: Introduction

Educational play sessions are led by Play for Peace leadership in communities suffering from conflict, creating safe environments where people of all ages can experience the joy of play and a community that practices cooperation, inclusion, caring and fun.

Step 2: Engagement

Local youth are then trained to lead their own cooperative play and community service sessions. Together with their mentor, they form a Play for Peace club to improve the lives of local children, youth and adults in addition to practicing their new leadership skills.

Step 3: Amplification

New leaders are fostered to continue the cycle of peace within their community and in new regions around the world, promoting positive relationships across cultural, religious, and other divides and continuously growing our global learning community.