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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…

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…

Myanmar: Day 2 in Yangon for Play for Peace Training (Part 2)

Children can gain greater self-confidence with the Play for Peace games because it encourages them to think critically and develop new ideas in a safe environment. After lunch, the participants were introduced to a game called “How To & Get…

Myanmar: Day 2 in Yangon for Play for Peace Training (Part 1)

There cannot be love without respect. After the first full day of Play for Peace training in Yangon, Myanmar, facilitators Swati Bhatt and Agyat Shunya, led another full day of training. The morning started with another Practice Peace Session which…

Myanmar: Day 1 in Yangon for Play for Peace Training

The group of teachers also agreed that the Play for Peace games can be played during school’s physical education period as well as for classroom teaching to make lessons more interesting! After the success of last year’s Play for Peace sessions…

We are back in Myanmar!

Unity is strength! – Naung Taung Play for Peace facilitator Last Fall, our seasoned Certified Trainers Swati Bhatt and Agyat Mitra spent more than 20 days traveling around Myanmar, working with members of several ethnic groups. The sessions were…

Feast for Peace Asks People to Get Serious about Playing Nice

“My family supports Play for Peace because its programs are powerful, whether they work in suburban schools to help prevent bullying or in divided Chicago neighborhoods to prevent conflict and violence. Many wonderful people attend this event…

Guatemala: Meet Flor Jolón, a Play for Peace Facilitator

“It is an unforgettable experience because we come together to take part in activities that promote peace, comradeship and above all the respect for each other.” – Flor Jolón Guatemala City is a city marred by gangs and violence. Labeled as…

Sam & Sarah's Visit to Bryant Montessori!

 “You see parents standing around at the playground, a more community based approach towards educating children. You see parents in the hallway tutoring kids that are reading.” Sam Tower and Sarah Storm-Tower have a lot of experience with…

Play for Peace in Myanmar's Coffee Region

They are ready to finish their own Game books! - Naung Taung Play for Peace Club facilitator Nestled among lush mountains, the Ywangan (also known as Ywar Ngan) township in Shan state in Myanmar is home to dozens of small villages of which many…

Congratulations, MJT Service Award Winner Loren Rubin!

"It’s safe to say that Loren has totally immersed his organization and community into the Play for Peace model: helping hundreds of children, youth and adults. In the 3 years he has contributed to Play for Peace, he has helped us move as…

USA-Guatemala Club Exchange

"The kids loved it! It is amazing to be able to connect with new friends who live so far away." - Curtis Garret, Denver Parks & Rec Coordinator We have been hosting Play for Peace Club online global exchanges events since 2013. To date we…

Nepal: Women National Soccer Team Joins Art Museum Program for Collaborative Fun

Several studies show that art is good for children because the immediate outcome of a finished product of making art makes them proud of themselves -- Sneha Shrestha, Nepal Children Art Museum Founder The Nepal National Women’s Football (Soccer)…

A Exciting Year Ahead

I am so excited to share with you an overview of our work from the past year as well as some of the goals we have for this year. Dear Play for Peace Community, As we have begun to move deeper into this new year, I wanted to share with you…

World Interfaith Harmony Week

"I like the explanation in secret agent task that we all humans are interconnected. I personally believe in a quote “you don’t meet people by accident, they are meant to cross your path for a reason.” I do feel that the entire human race is…

Guatemala: Meet Ronald Monroy, a Play for Peace Facilitator

Because Play for Peace inspires me and gives me the confidence to be a facilitator, I am able to do more and reach new boundaries in life. Meet Ronald Monroy a teen from Palencia, Guatemala. In addition to music one of his past-times include…

2015 Giving Games: Highlights from Mexico!

"Carrying messages of peace, tranquility and vitality to every possible household, giving also a message of respect and union." - Love Teens Play for Peace recently partnered with Compassion Games International during the 2015 Giving Games in…

Photo Gallery: Play for Peace and inme in Gurgaon, India

 I am so humbled, so enlightened, so inspired and recharged! - Arindita Gogoi, Session Participant For the third year in a row, Play for Peace and inme joined forces to host a workshop that focused on sharing and connecting for the purpose of…