Support young leaders to create more laughter, peace and compassion.
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.
On Sunday September 17th, we were joined by mentors, trainers, volunteers, donors, board members and more. We enriched our connections through playing activities, telling our stories and celebrating Play for Peace’s accomplishments.
Klub Inteligencji Katolickiej is a key Play for Peace partner organization. According to KIK - " KIK was founded in 1956 and is one of the oldest associations in Poland. From the beginning of its existence, KIK was an organization gathering Christians who wanted to change the world around them for the better.
A heartfelt salute to PFP community member, Anser Javeed, for his extraordinary work that shines as a beacon of compassion and unity. In the face of a deeply tragic incident that rocked Pakistan, he journeyed to the heart of a community in crisis to bring a message of peace.