Our Stories

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.

Play for Peace is Turning 20!

In 1998, Play for Peace officially became a registered organization in the United States. Join us virtually for a Facebook live celebration on September 17 to share stories and messages, get to know our founders and supporters, and learn about Play for Peace's vision for the next 20 years.

Play for Peace to Celebrate World Peace Day With the 6th Annual Fall 5K

The 6th annual World Peace Day 5K is around the corner! Join us on September 29, 2018, for a 5K run, tons an international food festival, family friendly activities, and more. Plus, this year we'll have a LIVE animal show—space is limited so register now! 

How a Trainer in India is Changing Dalit Society, For Good

Play for Peace trainer Vijay works with one of the most ostracized societies in India, the Dalit. A Dalit himself, he understands the need to empower his community using Play for Peace. Learn about his work with Dalit children and youth and his recent effort to open a library featuring Dalit authors.

Play for Peace Philippines Trains Youth on Responsible Voting

Trainer Richard Delos Reyes and his team of youth leaders in Cebu work to instill leadership in the youth there and teach responsible voting. Recently their club conducted a forum where young voters could listen to different platforms and promote an honest and orderly election. 

Finding Laughter and Hope in Holland: A Visit With Roel, the Mentor

When Play for Peace's development officer visited our club at a refugee camp in Musselkanaal, Holland, she met with a very special mentor named Roel. Not only has he supported Play for Peace and brought it to the camp, but he’s done it with laughter and compassion that is contagious. 

The Key to Thriving Communities in Guatemala: Participation

The 36-year-long civil war left many Guatemalan communities deeply scarred. Despite this, for 18 years Play for Peace Guatemala has empowered youth leaders to create thriving communities that invite everyone to work together toward peace. Here are a few stories from volunteers who've used the power of play to create laughter, compassion, and peace for children and youth in Guatemala.

Hope Meets Dedication: A Visit to the GPYC Club in Nepal

When Play for Peace Trainer Rita Nguyen visited our club in Kathmandu, Nepal, she met passionate, energetic youth leaders working hard to create a thriving community. Find out more about her experience and the dedicated members of the GPYC.

#OurStories: Archana Magar, Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator

As the Play for Peace Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator, Archana Magar uses her skills and persistence to build and strengthen her community. As an experiential educator, she has been working with Play for Peace for the past ten years.

An Inspiring Visit With Play for Peace Costa Rica

It’s always an eye-opening experience to visit with our clubs in the field. Last month, Play for Peace development officer Katrin Hünemörder spent some time with our club in Costa Rica. Learn about the community of La Carpio, the biggest slum in Costa Rica and her encounter with mentors Diego and Fernando and the many children and youth participating in peace sessions on a regular basis.