FROM CONFLICT TO COMPASSION

We develop compassionate leaders in areas of conflict and connect people and communities to build lasting peace.

FROM CONFLICT TO COMPASSION

Play for Peace develops compassionate leaders in areas of conflict who connect people and communities to build lasting peace.

Why Peace?

A community without peace puts children at risk for injuries or death. Children who experience trauma are also more likely to continue the cycle of violence and suffer from life-long health problems.

A community without peace abandons families facing hunger, malnutrition, infectious diseases, persecution and homelessness. This leads to the global refugee crisis.

A community without peace destroys or severely limits access to basic needs, including clean water, health care, education, and other community services essential for growth and prosperity.

Right now 500 million people live in countries in conflict, and 1 in 6 children live in war zones.

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.

Local Leaders are the Answer

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.

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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impact lives.

Bring Play for Peace
to your community.

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Our Locations

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.

Compassion + Connection + Community

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  • Mar 13, 2020

    Across the globe, this last week has seen a spike in fear and uncertainty amid the spread of COVID-19. At the same time, so many of the children, youth, and adults we work with experience fear and trauma on a daily basis—so Play for Peace remains committed to continuing our important work. Our team works virtually, so our support to the Play for Peace community will continue uninterrupted during this difficult time.

  • Mar 12, 2020

    After recent riots in New Delhi, India, resulted in destruction and loss of life, our club in Mumbai joined together for a special peace session. The group discussed the tragic events and how despite their differences, the group is dedicated to creating inclusion and peace in their community.

  • Feb 26, 2020

    Play for Peace is not just an organization. It is a family of peace builders trying to change the world. The Play for Peace connection is strong—so strong that it recently brought together a group of Play for Peace members and former members in Chicago, who are very devoted to spreading Play for Peace in their communities.