Support young leaders to create more laughter, peace and liberation.
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.
"When we consider the costs of war -- to the global economy but most of all to humanity's very soul -- peacebuilding is a bargain, and a prerequisite for development and a better future for all," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
As a grassroots, global organization, Play for Peace has been driving personal and community power-building and positive change in high-violence environments for over 25 years, 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 building projects that benefit entire neighborhoods.
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.
Supporting mental health and well-being in our families, workplaces, and communities makes a significant difference. Play for Peace Hanoi continues to host conversations around mental health, self-care, and well-being for staff and youth participants.
We hosted our first Play for Peace Community Discussion and Play meeting this year! Co-founder Craig Dobkin and Board member Mark Havens led the discussion around creating more accessible sessions.
Get up, Comrades it's time to go, on the well paced road, because we all have our hands united, we will build a country, for a country yes yes we will walk yes yes, and we will go, yes yes like soldiers.