- Certified Trainer
- Patna, India
- English, Hindi, Marathi
“I have seen the magic of consistent play across the cross section of humanity – every age, any caste, any color, any gender, and any social class. It has brought people together and got them to laugh with each other. That’s the power of Play for Peace that I have witnessed!
Swati Bhatt has worked as an experiential education for over 14 years. She conducts training for youth, children and organizations across India as co-founder of PLAY (Peace Leadership And Young people). This training is aimed at enabling participants to work for inclusive education by understanding and learning the Play for Peace process and its application. She first led the pilot project of Play for Peace Global in Pune in 2000. This led to Play for Peace deciding to set up operations in India in September of 2000 in Hyderabad. Since then she has enabled hundreds of teachers, community facilitators and youth leaders in the use of participatory processes. Swati has worked internationally volunteering for Play for Peace in Israel for 6 months conducting numerous workshops for children, youth, educators and activists from Arab and Jewish communities in 2006. She has also conducted Play for Peace workshops in Nepal, Vietnam and Thailand.
Swati has also worked as a campus chief, leading/mentoring a group of program and adventure skill leaders to facilitate summer programs for children in 2009-2010. She has been a visiting faculty for Master’s student of Communication Media in SNDT College, Pune and has co-facilitated outbound programs for team building, leadership for organizations. Swati was a participant of 2 week long Women’s Leadership Program conducted by East-West Centre in Hawaii, USA in 2007.
Swati has also made a 22 minute film “Khel se Mel” documenting the cooperative gaming process of Play for Peace and its application in marginalized communitie as well as a 2-part documentary on Experiential Education. She worked as a curriculum development Officer for a School Aan and Niketan in Ahmedabad. She has a Masters in “Communication Media for Children” from SNDT Women’s University in Pune.