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Phone: 202.408.5111
901 New York Ave, NW
Suite 550 East

District of Columbia 20001
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Programs: PeacePlayers International (PPI) was founded in 2001 on the premise that “children who play together can learn to live together.” In its nearly eleven years of operations, PPI has reached more than 55,000 participants. Through a groundbreaking peacebuilding-and-leadership development curriculum, PeacePlayers International uses basketball to bring children together and teach them proven tactics for improving their communities. PeacePlayers International currently operates year-round programs in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Israel and the West Bank, and Cyprus.

To unite, educate and inspire young people in divided communities through basketball.

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I have seen first hand from a visit to Cyprus how PeacePlayers has an extraordinarily positive impact on the people it touches. From players to coaches to volunteers, PeacePlayers has successfully created an international and multicultural community that is together working tirelessly to unify the ... more »
I am a Turkish-Cypriot from North Cyprus and I have seen what PeacePlayers International has done for my country. By brining children together from divided communities, PeacePlayers is providing hope that peace is possible in my country... more »
I was fortunate enough to witness firsthand the amazing work being done in Israel by Peace Players International. The looks of excitement and joy on the kid's faces as they interacted with the staff and each other was wonderful to see. Here were kids who were taught fear and hatred sharing this ... more »
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