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.
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.
The 36-year-long civil war left many Guatemalan communities deeply scarred. Despite this, for 18 years Play for Peace Guatemala has empowered youth leaders to create thriving communities that invite everyone to work together toward peace. Here are a few stories from volunteers who've used the power of play to create laughter, compassion, and peace for children and youth in Guatemala.
Amid ongoing violence and conflict between Israel and Palestine, Play for Peace mentor Sa'eed Diabat is working toward peace. Organizing a special two-day interfaith training among Muslim, Christian, and Druze leaders, his group worked to ignite cooperation and create friendship despite their differences.