Tag : Kenya

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.

Welcome Play for Peace Kenya: A New Club With a Passion For Peace

While Play for Peace was introduced in Kenya in 2013, it wasn't until recently that a club was formed. Thanks to some successful training visits and many passionate community members, we are excited to welcome Play for Peace Kenya!

Peace Club at Border Farm Primary School in Eldoret, Kenya

“Most pupils were violent and used to fight each other, but after the club was introduced, they found a way to resolve the differences amongst themselves. Eventually the fighting stopped." Kenya regularly experiences violence in many different…

Gender Discrimination in India

Gender equality is not a women's issue; it’s a human issue. It affects us all equally. Modern India is the land of Indira Gandhi and Mother Theresa and of female infanticide and dowry deaths. According to the data in the United Nations…

Celebrating a Successful World Peace Day Fall Run/Walk!

We’re still working toward our goal of $50,000, and fundraising will continue through November on our Crowdrise page. The sun was shining on the 250 runners, walkers and volunteers who came out to the Bartlett Nature Center last Saturday,…

Celebrating World Peace Day around the World

Today is World Peace Day! Today, people around the world are celebrating the International Day of Peace, designated by the United Nations for annual celebration on September 21.   World Peace Day Celebrations have already begun in our Play for…

Workshop on Advocacy of Child Rights Through Puppetry and Co-operative Games (Days 2 and 3)

This event demonstrated the importance of having the ability to deal with confrontation and the discomfort of others, especially when dealing with a diverse group. On the second of the workshop on Advocacy of Child Rights through Puppetry and…

A Look Back at how Khel Se Mel started in Hyderabad

“We interviewed children from our communities and found that many who had dropped out had a history of facing violence within classrooms in the form of punishments given by the teachers and bullying by other students and the community." Hyderabad…

Celebrating World Peace Day in Bartlett: Why We Run and Walk

The dollars you raise in the World Peace Day Fall Run/Walk really do make a difference to children, youth, and communities around the world. World Peace Day is just around the corner on September 21, and that means we are just a little more than a…

Workshop on Advocacy of Child Rights Through Puppetry and Co-operative Games (Day 1)

The discussion on child rights touched on sensitive issues like sexual exploitation, poor hygiene, and gender-discrimination. Almost everyone had something to say while others shared personal experiences. Recently Play for Peace trainers Swati…

Cooperative play brings Wayne Elementary students together

Together, the students experienced laughter, compassion and peace, and learned to find commonality with other students, rather than identifying differences. Chicago's homicide rates have skyrocketed this year. In fact, August was its bloodiest…

Join in the Family-Friendly Fun at the Bartlett Nature Center

When you get involved with our Fall Run/Walk, you’re helping to support our 59 Play for Peace Clubs in 20 countries around the world…and you’re supporting our work in Chicago, too! There are just a couple weeks left before the Fall season…

Final Play for Peace Training Day in Jaipur

For some youths, the four-day training session may have been a healing experience. For others, it was a transformative experience. After three busy days of discussions around peace, gender and patriarchy in the Indian city of Jaipur, the Play for…

Day 3: Discussions on Gender and Patriarchy in Jaipur – Part 2

Why are there “Myths” about male body organs and functions and “Shame” associated with female body organs and functions? In Part 1 of this blog post, we told you about the discussions that the Play for Peace team had with the participants…

Day 3: Discussions on Gender and Patriarchy in Jaipur – Part 1

The talk on sex and sexuality dispelled the myths and mystery about the human body, our sexuality and the reproductive and sexual organs. Continuing the conversations from Day 2 about gender, equality and patriarchy, Play for Peace trainers Swati…

How New Social Workers Play for Peace in Guatemala

Since 2006, Play for Peace established an alliance with San Carlos University’s Social Work School (USAC by its Spanish initials) and thus impacted the life of around a thousand then-students who are now professional social workers. Every year,…

Day 2: Discussions on Gender and Equality in Jaipur

 Anand took the participants on a journey of learning, understanding and building perspective on issues that youth struggle with every day and have no one to talk to about. Day 2 in the Play for Peace training in Jaipur started to address some…

The Small Escuintla Youth Club with a Big Heart

 In Escuintla, the efforts go to try to prevent violence and bring more people from the community to actively participate in creating a better environment for everyone. Escuintla is a small southern Guatemalan community where, in 2009, a group of…

Focusing on Peace in Jaipur, India – Day 1

Participants were able to see how there can be many opinions, how conflict can emerge from responses and finally the importance of dialogue to promote understanding. After their successful session at Pune University, Play for Peace trainers Swati…

Details about the World Peace Day Fall Run/Walk!

Whether you run or walk, our Fall Run/Walk is a great way to celebrate World Peace Day with us! It’s World Peace Day Wednesday again, and we wanted to provide an update about our first-ever 5k Run that is part of our World Peace Day Fall Run/Walk.…