February 20 is World Day of Social Justice

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”- Martin Luther King Jr. Around 1.5 billion people live in countries experiencing situations of fragility and armed violence, and another 200 million people are affected by the slow or…

2018 Feast For Peace Keynote Speaker is Certified Trainer Rita Nguyen

If you're attending the 2018 Feast For Peace, you'll be delighted to know that Certified Trainer and Founder of the A New Day Social Work Group in Vietnam, Rita Nguyen, will serve as the keynote speaker. Her story is one of utmost compassion and…

Voices for Peace: Isabel Jolón

When she joined Play for Peace Palencia four years ago, Isabel Jolón was afraid to speak in front of groups. Now, she's facilitating and leading activities for the club and making a positive change in her community. Today's #WhyWePlay message is…

#WhyWePlay: Play for Peace Senegal

"Even if there are some who don't respect outsiders in the community, it is our job to make them aware of their backward thinking by showing and teaching those values of respect and tolerance." - El Hadj Beye Play for Peace Senegal began in 2014.…

#OurStories: Blogger Kishauna Soljour

Kishauna Soljour recently completed her doctoral dissertation in France. She researches and writes about notions of identity, immigration and law at the international level.  Kishauna is a Play for Peace volunteer on the communications team.…

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: Congratulations, PFP Mentor Arif Khan!

“Having my Play for Peace friends at my wedding assured me that Play for Peace creates deeper friendships. I am very happy to have them in my life!" - Arif Khan When Arif Khan and his wife were married on December 7, 2017, in Jaipur City, India,…

#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…

#WhyWePlay: PFP South Sudan

"Play for Peace has changed my life," Eric said. "The idea that we can use games to bring people together seemed impossible before." In South Sudan, 20 children participated in a Play for Peace Global Games session that explored the themes of peace…

#WhyWePlay: Play for Peace Palencia

We had so much fun playing with PFP Palencia this week. Check out the video highlights! [video width="640" height="362" mp4="/web/default/files/BlogImages/ContentImages/2018-01-09-VIDEO-000006212b9434a79cd53d9d5f7758d34b52c0fc.mp4"][/video]

Nepal Friendship Society Recognized by Bharatpur Metro Municipality City Council

The Nepal Friendship Society was awarded a certificate of recognition for outstanding contributions to the sanitation sector in the first City Council of Bharatpur Metropolitan Municipality. Birendra Poudel, chairperson of Nepal Friendship Society,…

#WhyWePlay: PFP Global Games to #EndXenophobia

Our first-ever Global Games were all about Ending Xenophobia in the communities we serve around the globe. Check out all the smiles in the highlight video! [embed]https://video214.com/play/9SS0QV7h18V0Ux3Zw1zlNg/s/dark[/embed]

#OurStories: Guatemala Facilitator Alicia Agustin

“Nothing makes me happier than seeing more people working toward Play for Peace’s greatest idea: A society without fear where we learn from one another.” - Alicia Agustin Discrimination and rejection were a regular part of Alicia Agustin's…

#OurStories: Vijay Kumar

“I have been working with the community for 15 years, where violence is always the same. But in the last 4 years, children and youth who are with me are touching new skies in their lives. For me, PFP is life.” - PFP Mentor, Vijay Kumar Vijay…

Voices For Peace: Saam Murad

Volunteer Saam Murad from the Play for Peace AMAL club at the Skaramangas refugee shares his story of pain and hope.

Voices for Peace: Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)

The youth of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) tell us how xenophobia and racism impacts them...and how they're standing up to end it. When Loren Rubin talks about the Play for Peace Global Games, you can hear his enthusiasm loud and clear. As Program…

Voices for Peace: Samantha

"The Global Games are an excellent way to meet new people and have friends, because when you play, you usually forget who you're playing with and all the problems you're having." - Samantha, Guatemala…

#OurStories: Mentor Farheen Anwar

Farheen Anwar is a physically-challenged PFP Mentor from Delhi. With 2 clubs under her tutelage -- Youth Tech Hub PFP and Education Resource Center PFP -- Farheen volunteers every day, taking Sundays off. In between her active volunteerism, she does…

#OurStories: PFP Mexico City Volunteer Delia Vega Mercado

“It is all thanks to her joy for living, for giving and her huge respect and empathy for others.” - Francisco León A very special Inner Leadership Workshop in Mexico City. It focused on leadership, communication, frustration management, and…

#WhyWePlay: Play For Peace Kicks Off Year-End Campaign

When we reflect on our purpose and mission at Play for Peace, we use play to create compassion, laughter, and peace in communities around the world. But when we truly sit back and reflect on WHY it is that we play, it takes the voices of our global…