We are excited to partner with PeacePlayers International. We are a proud sponsor of their coaches.

PeacePlayers International (PPI) was founded in 2001 on the premise that “children who play together can learn to live together.” In its twelve years of operations, PPI has reached more than 65,000 participants and trained more than 1,100 youth leaders. Through a groundbreaking peace building-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 & the West Bank, and Cyprus.

All of PPI’s programs include an element of formal peace and leadership education, anchored by an innovative basketball-based curriculum developed in partnership with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the Arbinger Institute, a global center for the study of interpersonal conflict. The curriculum uses a combination of fun, on-court activities and guided discussion to teach young people a way of thinking about conflict and their role in society. It emphasizes “out of the box” thinking – a way of interacting with those around us that honors both others' humanity and our own responsibility for change.

Got three minutes? Hear Incredible Stories:

Meet Two Coaches:

Heni Bizawi (Age 23)
Project Coordinator & Former LDP Participant PPI-Middle East

Ben Scullion (Age 21)
Coach PPI-Northern Ireland