Tag : India

Bringing Play for Peace to University Students: Youth Leadership Training in Pune, India

When it comes to partnering, universities are a natural fit for Play for Peace. For this reason, we recently conducted a two-day youth leadership training at SNDT Women’s University in Pune, India, to teach students there about the cooperative play experience and experiential education. 

An Exciting Week of World Peace Day Celebrations

Tomorrow, September 21, is World Peace Day. In honor of this important global celebration, we are excited about the many wonderful efforts happening in the Play for Peace global community—from our clubs’ World Peace Day activities to our annual Fall 5K event. 

An Earth Week to Remember: Celebrations from Guatemala to India

This past April, Play for Peace clubs around the world celebrated Earth Week by taking part in the 2019 Play for Peace Global Games. Working with more than 700 children over the course of the week, our clubs explored what it means to be a leader when you feel connected to the earth.

Training With Play for Peace: An Inspirational Experience in India

This special guest blog post by Shiekh Nadiya Habib, a child protection social activist in India, describes how training with Play for Peace has truly inspired and affected her life for the better, and how she hopes to be a certified trainer one day.

From Theory to Practice: Putting Play for Peace Methods to Work

Archana Magar, a certified trainer and regional coordinator in India, has been using Play for Peace during her work with terminal stage three cancer patients. During weekly narrative therapy sessions, Archana incorporates narrative ideas into Play for Peace activities and has had much success with participants.

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.

#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: Jagran Club—Work, Not Words!

The Jagran Club brings hope to children in its community. This hope is not an outcome of just words, but of very devoted and unconditional work. Jagran operates under its motto, “Work, Not Words” and continues to change the lives of children throughout India.

UPDATE: #OurCommunities: Certified Trainers to Conduct Training in Kashmir

UPDATE: Swati and Agyat reached Kashmir where they intended to work with the people who run Child Friendly Spaces (CFS). The project was implemented by Action Aid, which has two partners and the desire to run 100 CFS. The plan was to have two…

#PFPGlobalUnity: Disciples For Peace

With 35 youngsters from Kolkata, India, the Disciples for Peace Club, led by trainer Arzoo Shakir, celebrated the Compassion Games Global Unity Games. Her team and the participants could not get enough!

#EarthWeek Recap: Disciples for Peace at Kolkota

During Earth Week, mentor Arzoo Shakir and her team, the Disciples for Peace club, joined the global event to promote protection of the environment and conserve water.

Compassion Games Recap: Disciples for Peace and Play For Peace Mumbai

Two clubs from India, the Disciples for Peace Club and The Play for Peace Club in Mumbai are two of our many clubs who participated in Compassion Games’ 12-day campaign, The Giving Games: Youth and Schools Play it Forward.

Connecting Play for Peace Members across the Globe

In 2013, Play for Peace brought together youth leaders via video conference to share knowledge, ideas, and to inspire each other. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, so in 2014, we organized the exchanges on a regular basis.

A Playful Talk with Neelam

Meet Neelam, our youth facilitator from India, and learn about her Play for peace journey.

Community Spotlight: Khel Se Mel

“We want to give socially excluded children an opportunity to build their self-esteem, experience inclusion and learn cooperation through PLAY!” Play for Peace has collaborated with Khel Se Mel (KSM) in Hyderabad since 2012. KSM  applies…

Crossing The Border: A "Peace is Possible" Story

"It has taken time for Play for Peace to cross this border, over 15 years in fact, and now that it has, we aim to keep the connection alive because another world IS POSSIBLE..." The border that has been so difficult to cross lies between India…