Our Stories

Coming Together Virtually to Support the Play for Peace Global Community

Every Tuesday and Thursday, our community of Play for Peace trainers and mentors gathers via Zoom to share how their communities are weathering the COVID-19 crisis. They also share tips and techniques for supporting their communities during this unpredictable time.

Action in Africa Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

With Coronavirus lockdowns expanding globally, billions of people in Africa are faced with unprecedented restrictions and turmoil. Despite all of this, our clubs there are working hard to support their communities, providing access to food, basic necessities, and emotional support.

Let’s Get Creative: Checking In With Kids Using Art Activities

As families adjust to a new work/life balance at home, children may find more time to fill during the day. Beyond screen time and outdoor play, art is a great and enriching way for kids to express themselves, and an effective communication tool for revealing their thoughts, interests, and feelings.

Earth Week Inspiration: A Look Back at Our Past Celebrations

This week is Earth Week! Since the coronavirus and social distancing have made it difficult for our clubs to physically observe together, we're taking a look back at past Earth Week celebrations to remind us of the amazing ways our clubs can, and will continue to, make our world a better place.

Using Technology to Communicate With Kids During the Coronavirus

As we adjust to new routines in quarantine, people are turning to technology more than ever. Parents especially must figure out how to deal with technology when it comes to their children. Learn how you can use this extra screen time to check in with your child and get a sense for how they're doing during this challenging time.

Nature’s Cure: Helping Children Find Wellness and Create Connection

A growing body of research is now focusing on the connection between nature and health and wellness, and the results are clear: experiencing nature has both psychological and physiological benefits. But how good is it for our health, and how can we use nature to connect with our children?

Make Checking In With Your Child a Time to Learn, Connect, and Co-Create

Now that you have a full house at home or are supporting your students in their houses, now is the time to check in with our children/students even more. Here are five fun and unique ways to “check in” with your children to give them new ways to express themselves—and help you know what is really going on with them! 

Solidarity in India Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

Now a global pandemic, Covid-19 has affected almost every country in the world, sickening populations of people and overwhelming healthcare systems. While we all must practice social distancing in order to slow the spread and “flatten the curve,” our club in India is still finding ways to create compassion, connection, and community.

Compassion in Times of Chaos

Across the globe, this last week has seen a spike in fear and uncertainty amid the spread of COVID-19. At the same time, so many of the children, youth, and adults we work with experience fear and trauma on a daily basis—so Play for Peace remains committed to continuing our important work. Our team works virtually, so our support to the Play for Peace community will continue uninterrupted during this difficult time.

New Delhi Riots Spark a Peaceful Gathering in Mumbai

After recent riots in New Delhi, India, resulted in destruction and loss of life, our club in Mumbai joined together for a special peace session. The group discussed the tragic events and how despite their differences, the group is dedicated to creating inclusion and peace in their community.