Calling All Peace Builders: Join Us in Nepal

This April, thanks to trainer and regional coordinator Archana Magar, aspiring peace builders in Nepal will have the chance to learn about Play for Peace and the skills needed to bring peace through the power of play.

Playing for Peace: Inspiring a New Generation of Peacemakers in Guatemala

Last year, Play for Peace worked with Texas A&M's Conflict and Development Foundation to bring laughter and joy to children in Guatemala. It was a truly inspiring experience for both the children and those leading the session.

Empowerment: The Most Sustainable Path Toward Peace

Even within the most vulnerable communities there are resources to create peace. This was the case for Haripriya Bathula, from the Play for Peace club in Hyderabad, who recently had a very special training experience.

Reflections of a Certified Trainer: The Spirit of Play for Peace

Nikhil Mehta, a Play for Peace certified trainer from Pune, India, reflects on his experience with the power of cooperative play and the unique spirit of Play for Peace. 

Celebrating Diversity and Sharing Traditions for World Interfaith Harmony Week

The global Play for Peace community celebrated its diversity this past week for World Interfaith Harmony Week. Find out what they did and be inspired by their hopes for the future.

Celebrating Religious Diversity During World Interfaith Harmony Week

This week, Play for Peace is celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week to promote peace and harmony between people regardless of faith or belief system. Learn more about this important week and how we will be celebrating with our clubs worldwide. 

Sa'eed Diabat: Global Thinker, Local Leader

As the founder and a mentor of the Youth for Change Galilee Club in Israel, Sa’eed Diabat is an important part of the Play for Peace community. He also has an important story to tell. 

2018 Recap: A Fantastic Year for Play for Peace Vietnam

Play for Peace’s club in Vietnam, A New Day Social Work Group (AND), organized a variety of fantastic activities in 2018, using the power of play to bring together many different people across divides. See what happened in our recap! 

Compassion in Mexico: Helping Migrants on the Move

Every day, hundreds of migrants pass through Huehuetoca, Mexico, on a perilous journey to find a better life. Thanks to a local rest house and the compassion of groups like Play for Peace Mexico, migrants can find care and support along the way.

From Theory to Practice: Putting Play for Peace Methods to Work

Archana Magar, a certified trainer and regional coordinator in India, has been using Play for Peace during her work with terminal stage three cancer patients. During weekly narrative therapy sessions, Archana incorporates narrative ideas into Play for Peace activities and has had much success with participants.

Inspired to Play: Trainer Archana Magar's Play for Peace Journey

An inspiring experience with cooperative play led Archana to join Play for Peace in 2008. Now a regional coordinator and global trainer in India, she inspires others to use play as a way to connect with children and create peace.

Play for Peace in Guatemala: 19 Years of Impact on Three Generations

Play for Peace has been active in Guatemala for 19 years. It is clear that Play for Peace has had an impact there from the stories of our three generations of peace builders—each one as passionate about our work as the next.

Celebrating Play for Peace's 20th Anniversary the Mexican Way

This past September 17 marked an important milestone in the history of Play for Peace: the 20th year of the organization. In honor of this special milestone, Play for Peace Mexico joined the party to celebrate the past two decades, as well as all that's to come.

Bringing Joy to Children in Crete Through the Universal Language of Laughter

Earlier this year, youth leaders from our clubs in Israel and Greece joined together to lead cooperative play sessions with Belarussian orphans through the organization Crete for Life. It was life changing for the youth leaders and children alike.

Moon of Love Festival Brings Joy to 800 Children in the Mekong Delta

September 23 was a special day for hundreds of children who participated in the Moon of Love mid-autumn festival in Vietnam. The festival was organized by A New Day Social Work Group, together with their partner the Lumen Choir group.

Check Out Photos From the Fall 5K Run/Walk

Thanks to Mazhar and Zafar Sheriff we have incredible photos from the Fall 5K Run/Walk fundraiser on September 29, 2018. Check out the full photo album to see what happened at this unforgettable event. 

A Global Cake-Fest to Celebrate a Sweet 20th Birthday

Play for Peace clubs around the world celebrated our 20th birthday with fun parties and special birthday cakes. These happy and festive cakes were tributes to our efforts to create friendships across divides over the past 20 years.

Help us Supercharge Positive Change

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.

Costa Rica: Conflicted Communities Within a Peaceful Country

While Costa Rica is famous for its beautiful beaches and nature, it is not without conflict. Many flee there from 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. 

Finding Peace at the Musselkanaal Refugee Camp: Part 3

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.