Project Peace Latin America (PPLA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes a culture of peace and alternative education for young girls living in vulnerable communities across Latin America, utilizing soccer as the medium to achieve greater inclusion, identity, and equality.
PPLA is a non-partisan, non-religious and apolitical organization that promotes the respect for human rights and human dignity, inclusion, and tolerance.
PPLA seeks to educate, include and empower young girls to become agents of peace, capable of creating consciousness and progress for their lives and for their communities.
1. We use soccer as the main medium to foster development and social inclusion – promoting values of respect, tolerance, solidarity, leadership, discipline, teamwork, responsibility and gender equality.
2. Using soccer, culture, and education as tools for human development, we work in networks of peace throughout Latin America and implement projects that have a positive impact for communities with high levels of poverty and violence.
3. We utilize the power of communication to create greater awareness for peace and to instill values of tolerance and peace.
To positively impact public policies around the Latin American region and contribute to the expansion of education in human values as a mechanism to reduce violence and crime.
PPLA was founded in 2010, as a proposal to a state of emergency that negatively impacts young girls living in Latin American communities damnified by violence, crime, exclusion, and poverty.