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#ThrowbackThursday: 2006 in Guatemala

In 2006 the Play for Peace team in Guatemala supported by CECI, the University of San Carlos, and the Centro de Voluntariado Guatemalteco won a grant from the United Nations Volunteer Program to promote local volunteerism and the Millennium Development Goals. Over 24 social work interns were trained and Play for Peace sprouted up all over the country! The result? Hundreds of youth and thousands of children participated in Play for Peace, life-long friendships were made, and future Play for Peace Trainers were born.

These photos are from the final Practice Peace Session where over 200 from around the country came together to play and to clean up this park in San Jose Pacul, a rural indigenous area. Trainer Andres Armas still trains every social worker intern to graduate from the USAC as Play for Peace Mentors, a partnership born from this project. 7596534280_28a5fc1605_z7596553930_a7cb09324f_m 7596545618_ee6bd195fe_m 7596549174_f791b14dcb_m