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.

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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Play for Peace global office is here to calm the emotional storm, sooth community fears, provide connection, and fuel compassion. We have begun delivering virtual content to uplift spirits and encourage people to join our movement of spreading compassion, connection, and community.

Our young leaders are using the values and skills learned at Play for Peace to take important action for their communities. For example, access to food has been a major issue for vulnerable communities staying at home. Find our more here.

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.

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  • Aug 5, 2020

    Just as our app partner, Kikori, has championed our efforts to connect and serve our community, we are excited to partner with them in support of their latest initiative to better serve educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how you can support them (and get a little something back too!).

  • Jul 31, 2020

    We are thrilled to announce a few exciting updates regarding our board of directors, including a new board member and new roles for several existing officers.

  • Jul 23, 2020

    For the past seven years, Play for Peace has hosted a live 5K race to celebrate World Peace Day and support our efforts to create compassion, connection, and community around the world. However, like many things in 2020, this year our celebration will look a little different. This year, our race is going virtual!