Pakistan in Pictures! Some Play for Peace moments...

"Play for Peace mentor Anser of Starfish Pakistan takes Play for Peace to children in Kot Radha Kishan, Lahore!" Play for Peace and its Partners for Peace are doing some exciting work in Pakistan! In the news we so often hear about tragedy in…

Club HOLA express support and solidarity with the people of Nepal

In this time of grief, our club HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles) express support and solidarity with our club and the people of Nepal. Children made posters and sent prayers to the survivors of the earthquake for a fast recovery and rebuilding from…

Community Spotlight: Abha Jeurkar

"Play for Peace is a deeply personal practice of nurturing self-awareness, love and non-judgment." Abha lives in Bihar, India and working with Center for Social Equity and Inclusion as an experiential educator and curriculum developer. She…

Join the Walk for Peace!

"It's time to initiate once again what Gandhi did once upon a time...Walk for Peace." - Neelu Grover (Play for Peace Trainer and a walker). Be a walker, donor and a fundraiser for "Walk for Peace"

#Thankyoutuesday dedicated to Uma Chandrasekaran!

Uma Chandrasekaran came to us as a volunteer from United Nations Online Volunteers and lives in New York, USA. She has been volunteering with Play for Peace since 2015 as a research volunteer. Uma is currently helping Play for Peace with tools…

Philippines Club: Why Play is Important to Me?

I can now reach out to the world through play. This enables me to sustain strong bonds and relationship with others. While play can simply mean having fun for an hour, it can also have a lifelong impact. The act of play allows me to serve my…

Community Spotlight: Bianca Garcia

"Play for Peace changed my life." Bianca lives in Chicago, USA, and has been with Play for Peace since when she was in high school. She joined us as a youth leader a decade ago, and worked with Play for Peace Certified Trainer Chaun. Currently,…

Save the Date for Walk for Peace!

Walk with your community and help bring peace to children around the world! Every child has the right to a safe space to experience the joy of play. When: Saturday, September 19, 2015 (11:00am to 3:00pm) Where: James "Pate" Philip State…

#Thankyoutuesdays: Tina Mouneimne

Tina Mouneimne came to us as a volunteer from United Nations Online Volunteers and lives in Bruxelles. She has been volunteering with Play for Peace since 2015 as a Wikipedia Writer. Tina is currently helping Play for Peace with writing our…

Khula Aasman Talks About Playing with the Jagruti School for Blind Girls

"If they are with their friends, they feel safe and protected. It was a great bonding exercise, and it reinforced their sense of community." From April 18 - 19th, Khula Aasman Mumbai conducted a Play for Peace session with the Jagruti School for…

Community Spotlight: Trainer and Researcher Dian

I love Play for Peace because this program is innovative in peace education. Because of the unique and fun nature of play, I always felt welcome and included from the beginning of my involvement. Meet newly Certified Trainer Dian Mitrayani! She…

From Youth Leader to Adult Mentor and Trainer: Chaun in Chicago

Kindness goes a long way in violent situations. That was a major lesson I learned as a facilitator. Chaun, is pictured above with his mom and one of the youth he mentored, Bianca, and her husband at our annual Feast for Peace. These are his…

This Year in Play for Peace Philippines!

In the past year, several exciting Practice Peace sessions have taken place in Cebu, an Island province of the Philippines. As always, the motivation was to encourage youth to embrace leadership, community service and cooperative play. In June of…

Music in Mexico: A Pop-up Play for Peace Experience

“Play is a universal language.” Sam and Sarah Tower have been involved with Play for Peace for over a decade. Both retired, they teach the youth of Tacoma, Washington about the value of play. On a recent trip to Mexico, the couple discovered…

From Guatemala to Nepal with Love

I am also afraid of earthquakes. I wish I could give you a hug. We are the Play for Peace Club in Palencia, Guatemala and we decided to dedicate our Tuesday meeting to writing signs of friendship and caring for the children learning Play for…

#thankyoutuesday: Deanna Pizzitelli

Deanna Pizzitelli came to us as a volunteer from United Nations Online Volunteers and lives in Bratislava, Slovakia. She has been volunteering with Play for Peace since 2015 as a Photo Editor and Blog Writer. Deanna is currently helping Play for…

Tacoma, Washington: Change at the First Creek School

“We could play with everyone, not just people we know.” The First Creek Middle School is located in beautiful Tacoma, Washington. With a majority of Hispanic students, and a smaller mix of African-American, Caucasian and Asian, First Creek…

Community Spotlight: Trainer Chad from the Philippines

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much” – Hellen Keller This is one of Chad's favorite quotes he shared with us during the Play for Peace Trainer Course. He is from Cebu, Philippines and has spent three years as a…

#ThankyouTuesday for Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist

We are grateful to the young people of Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist community for their hard work and caring for children from communities in conflict! As part of the Countryside Church's Faith-in-Action program, the congregation's…

Bringing together a Chicago-land community through smiles and laughter

There were smiles on everyone's faces as they worked together and supported each other.  Additionally, our community was very pleased that your trainers could speak to them in their native language! Thank you Play for Peace for helping us build our…