Why do we easily place harsh labels on children when they’re not meeting our expectations? Why do we have such high expectations for them when we haven’t finished figuring out life ourselves?
The video is of one of our facilitators arriving at home and a group of neighborhood kids greeting her with the PFP opening. Only one of those kids was in our play session the week before. They taught the opening to the other kids and they all now wait for her to arrive in the afternoon to do this with her. Such a great ripple effect! The best thing I've seen in a long time....
The Play for Peace group went to one of the centers to meet the Ukrainian children. In the beginning, the biggest challenge was communication as almost none of us spoke any Russian or Ukrainian. But then the game magic began to work...
"I saw a tweet recently about how children are an oppressed class and we often treat them as one. I felt that. We try to project our unfilled dreams and expectations on them while forgetting they’re also trying to figure this ‘life thing’ out as well - but at a much slower pace. It is tantamount we are kind to them, in words, actions and expectations..."
"Others were blown away by what they learned and many were extremely grateful to be apart of the project..."
Meet Lee - an Academic Writing lecturer in Coventry, England who helps make activities on the Kikori app ready for use for people like us! This is another short and sweet read that's PERFECT for those of us with busier schedules. Click to read more!
In psychology, there’s something called the Inner Child. It is a part of us, the child in us, that never dies. It is why when we’re going through difficult times as adults, we tend to look back at the fun times we had as kids. Each one of us is capable of retaining our Inner Child. It’s in all of us. It could be an activity we liked doing as a child, that made us extremely happy, that in our grown-up states, we still do it. This is why...
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Meet Joanne - an Attorney who helps craft the best and most engaging activities on the Kikori app. This is a short and sweet read that's PERFECT for those of us with busier schedules. Click to read more!
Meet Baldwin Hove - a Zimbabwe native who’s now residing in South Africa and editor on the Content Crew. He is a Historian, Development practitioner, and Educator who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in African History. What would Baldwin do to create a more peaceful world if money weren’t a problem? Keep reading to find out!
Meet Sajjad Sikandar of Abbottabad, Pakistan, editor on the Content Crew project. He is a United Nations Volunteers and edits social emotional learning activities that are shared with the entire Play for Peace community!