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Welcome Regional Coordinator, Arzoo!

Please help us in giving a warm welcome to our new South Asia Regional Coordinator, Arzoo Shakir!

Born and raised in Kolkata, Arzoo Shakir began her journey with Play for Peace as a volunteer. She attended a Youth Facilitator training with PFP Trainers Swati and Agyat and decided to bring PFP to her work in 2016 and founded the Disciples of Peace Club. Through her volunteering experience, she has seen benefits of cooperative games in building peace and resolving conflict in communities, classrooms and organizations.

Arzoo shares; “I feel that the play is the easiest way to serve peace because when I play with the youth, I see that the children also bring the core values in their life also. Change is possible and I believe that learning and knowledge teaches you. I love to travel and explore having communities beyond walls.”

In April, Arzoo will also be starting as a Program and Training Associate at a major global organization. “I am starting a new journey in my professional life. I will be starting as a Program and Training Associate in India. Before that I was working with NGOs in different parts of India and where my focus was on building youth capacity, girls leadership, professional development for educators, creating awareness on gender sensitization and gender discrimination, as well as supporting rural enterprises through hand holding capacity building and more” 

As a PFP South Asia Regional Coordinator, Arzoo will be the liaison between the Global team and local mentors and facilitators for our South Asia clubs. 

We’re thrilled to have long-time community member Arzoo join us in the PFP Global Team! You can reach out to Arzoo for any South Asia program inquiries with her new email,

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