Welcome to PeaceOpoly!™
PeaceOpoly is an online and mobile game that promotes peace, builds democracies and teaches youth how to resolve conflict without violence.
PeaceOpoly is a part of YTF’s Yes, Youth Can! program and it allows participants to test their civic knowledge in a fun and interactive way. PeaceOpoly provides youth with the experience of democracy and peace through enlightenment, negotiation and cooperation. In PeaceOpoly, various scenarios are presented and players must act and react to events presented around achieving peace before, during and after elections. To successfully get to the end of the PeaceOpoly game, a player has to make good decisions that require the use of fair judgment, peer cooperation and understanding.
Since YTF’s founding in 2000, we have worked relentlessly to revitalize participation in disenfranchised and marginalized communities by empowering young people to play a positive role in Africa’s nascent democracy. We have found that engaging youth in a non-threatening and collective manner, has the potential to fuel excitement for the vision of democracy and to create self-sustaining communities.
YTF’s beliefs are grounded in the conviction that communities benefit from the voices of young people; it is important that young people are part of the molding process for democracy to be meaningful, stable and functional. Youth have both a right and a responsibility to shape the future that they will inherit, and create the quality of life that they wish to experience.