Play for Peace Orientation Course

An Introduction for our Global Learning Community
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (54 ratings)
1,656 students
31min of on-demand video

Understand Play for Peace history, mission, vision and methods, as well as where and how Play for Peace is active today.
Students who will be volunteering or participating in Play for Peace will have the certification they need to apply for further training or new member status.


  • Students do not need any prior knowledge before taking this course. They merely need an interest in learning about Play for Peace, a global peacebuilding organization.


The Play for Peace model is one of community change in over 14 countries. Our youth leaders, comprising multiple ethnic groups and functioning as cohesive working teams, develop their Play for Peace understanding and skills. They then facilitate experiential processes and activities with children throughout the year, as well as implement self-initiated peace-building experiences in the broader community. By modeling what it means to be a leader for peace and developing their character as community leaders, these youth leaders build the confidence to use those skills and attributes to live more responsible, positive and self-fulfilling lives. Changes at the individual, group and community level are incremental and positive. This course will take you through the history, community and Play for Peace model. You will also learn what you need to know in order to join our Global Learning Community.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for anyone who would like to learn more about the organization Play for Peace as well as the first step of training for our volunteer, mentors and trainers.


Executive Director of Play for Peace
Sarah Gough
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 54 Reviews
  • 1,656 Students
  • 1 Course

I have enjoyed over 20 years field work with youth in diverse settings. Involved with Play for Peace since 2001, first as a volunteer, I co-authored “Peacecircles” (2013) and have facilitated training and workshops in experiential peace education around the world. Now as Executive Director of Play for Peace, our community has grown to include thousands of children, youth and adults in over 40 countries.

Global Operations Manager of Play for Peace
Imroz Shah
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 54 Reviews
  • 1,656 Students
  • 1 Course

Imroz completed her Masters in International Peace & Security and Human Rights from United Nations mandated University for Peace and an academic research with Washington State University extension program in 2015. Most recently, Imroz worked with the Global Youth Leadership Institute, Wisconsin and Waskowitz Outdoor School, Washington State. Imroz is committed to Social Justice and Peace Building. Imroz is a traveler by heart and fate, her adventures include India, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Pakistan, Cambodia, Nepal, South Korea and USA to work with organizations and schools.

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