Tag : Vietnam

Moon of Love Festival Brings Joy to 800 Children in the Mekong Delta

September 23 was a special day for hundreds of children who participated in the Moon of Love mid-autumn festival in Vietnam. The festival was organized by A New Day Social Work Group, together with their partner the Lumen Choir group.

New Project, New Partner, New Challenge for A New Day

Established in 2011, A New Day Social Work Group (AND) is Play for Peace’s club in Vietnam. AND has worked with a variety of communities, including children in rural areas, where many struggle with social issues. Currently the group is working on a new project to teach life skills to 100 vulnerable children.

Update on Compassion Games: Serve the Earth Week

“We are the World:, no need to compare Black or White or Yellow. We should protect our land, our big family, now and immediately.” Since the 16th of April, PFP Clubs around the world have been participating in Compassion Games International's…

Amanda Cook: A Play for Peace Biography

"I personally feel that Play for Peace should be everywhere – even though their focus is in conflict areas. When I look back at my experiences in life here in Canada, I feel that if there had been an organization like this, I wouldn’t have…

Celebrating a Successful Feast for Peace (Part 1)

“Play for Peace teaches these crucial values that help students become better stewards of the earth, better community members and better leaders." -- Play for Peace volunteer Matt Cardoni Last Thursday, April 14, more than 130 people gathered at…

Working with Compassion Games International

"Compassion is an antidote to the fear, disconnection, and social isolation of our time.”  - Compassion Games International Play for Peace just started a new event called Compassion Games: Serve the Earth Week, which began on Saturday, April 16,…

Myanmar: Day 2 in Myitkyina

Another participant said he liked the fact that all the games are flexible and easy to understand and it helped him see the value of Play for Peace. Day 2 of Play for Peace training in the capital city of Kachin state brought four new participants…

Myanmar: Day 1 in Myitkyina – Peace & Violence (Part 2)

"The activity was an opportunity for them to understand how we perceive realities differently." - Swati Bhatt As part of their Day 1 activities, the group from the Pinya Tagar Academy in Myitkyina were asked to make a word web for Peace and…

Myanmar: Day 1 in Myitkyina (Part 1)

"People felt happy, tired, excited, active, alert and free when playing the games." - Agyat Shunya The final stop for Play for Peace master trainers Swati Bhatt and Agyat Shunya in Myanmar was Myitkyina, the capital city of Kachin State. Located…

Myanmar: Final day in Shwebo (Part 2)

 “We are happy to have contributed to the mission in Shwebo for creating an inclusive and interfaith space for diverse groups of children who came from different faiths as well as children who are disadvantaged.” - Swati Bhatt After the morning…

Myanmar: Final day in Shwebo (Part 1)

“Once a group of individuals have laughed together, the bond you create is connected to the emotional experience of laughter and having a good time together.” After the successful afternoon of Play for Peace training with some local children,…

Preparing for the Feast for Peace Next Week!

We are getting ready for our annual fundraising dinner, the Feast for Peace, which will take place next Thursday, April 14 at Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove Village, IL. Our third annual Feast for Peace will feature a Carnevale theme, which will…

Myanmar: Afternoon of Fun in Shwebo

But as in many other sessions, while many children were reluctant at first, they quickly warmed up to the activities once they got started. After a successful morning of learning some Play for Peace games and techniques, Play for Peace master…

Myanmar: A Morning of Play for Peace Training in Shwebo

It was agreed that training a group of teachers to be Play for Peace facilitators would have a longer impact in the community rather than a one-time interfaith camp. After a series of successful days of training in the Myanmar city of Yangon,…

An Interview with Sam & Sarah Tower

"If we learn to value interdependence, then we see that we have to work at this together." One of our last blogs detailed the work of Sarah Storm-Tower and Sam Tower. As veteran PFP trainers, they have helped tons of youth, both nationally and…

In LA Loren and his team at HOLA build youth leaders

 "We use PFP as a way to build a positive culture at HOLA, one that’s based on empathy and compassion, cooperation and building leadership skills for both the Youth Facilitators and for the younger students who are practicing, listening,…

Personal Story: Bringing Together Two Communities in Myanmar with Play for Peace

Play for Peace is a process where people from two different religions can lose their hate for each other. Here is a story from Mon Ley, a Play for Peace master trainer in Myanmar and a teacher at SEMS (Socially Engaged Monastic School) who recently…

Photo Gallery: Playing in Yangon, Myanmar

The children had so much fun that they were asking if there was going to be another play session the next day! After 3 full days of busy (and fun) Play for Peace training, the local teacher and educators were ready to try leading their own Play…

Deadly Bombing in Pakistan a Reminder of Importance of Peace and Interfaith Harmony

We at Play for Peace send our thoughts and prayers to all our friends in Pakistan and may peace come to the region. The Easter weekend bombing in Lahore that saw more than 70 dead and over 300 injured was once again a deadly reminder of the…

Myanmar: Day 3 in Yangon for Play for Peace Training

The act of looking for a child’s intelligence reduces marginalization of those who don’t fit the traditional definition of “intelligent”. Start of Day 3 began with Play for Peace facilitators Swati Bhatt and Agyat Shunya bringing out the…