Category : Community Spotlight

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. 

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. 

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.

How a Trainer in India is Changing Dalit Society, For Good

Play for Peace trainer Vijay works with one of the most ostracized societies in India, the Dalit. A Dalit himself, he understands the need to empower his community using Play for Peace. Learn about his work with Dalit children and youth and his recent effort to open a library featuring Dalit authors.

Finding Laughter and Hope in Holland: A Visit With Roel, the Mentor

When Play for Peace's development officer visited our club at a refugee camp in Musselkanaal, Holland, she met with a very special mentor named Roel. Not only has he supported Play for Peace and brought it to the camp, but he’s done it with laughter and compassion that is contagious. 

#OurStories: Archana Magar, Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator

As the Play for Peace Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator, Archana Magar uses her skills and persistence to build and strengthen her community. As an experiential educator, she has been working with Play for Peace for the past ten years.

#OurStories: Sahil Balmiki

The Jagran Club in India recently received Play for Peace certified trainers Swati and Agyat, who closely worked with Sahil Balmiki and taught him how to conduct play sessions and how to interact with younger children through these activities.

#OurCommunities: The Power of Play in the Aftermath of War: Rayan Salam

“One of the most beautiful aspects, I think, is that it makes them feel at peace. They forget about their current troubles, what they have been through and about war. For a bit they just play." —Rayan Salam 

#OurCommunities: Welcome Youth Facilitator, Tweety Manayan!

“PFP is a family of inspiring people who see a better place through engaging in experiential learning that promotes peace through games." - Tweety Manayan, Youth Facilitator, PFP Cebu Tweety Manayan joined the Play for Peace Cebu club when she was…

Aidan Hennessy

“Every day I think about all the kids I can help and it’s the best feeling in the world knowing that I’ve helped them.”

#OurStories: Blogger Laura Vasquez

“Change is good and we must not be afraid of it!” - Laura Vasquez Born and raised in Mexico City, Laura has worked as a Play for Peace volunteer for almost 2 years. In addition to covering Latin America, Laura also helps with communications for…

Community Spotlight: Starfish Pakistan

Today, Play For Peace invites you to look at some recent photographs from our friends at Starfish Pakistan! To quote their mission statement, "Starfish Pakistan's mission is to provide education and inspiration to young people from poor and…