Celebrate Life (CL) formed 10 years ago, and for their first five years put on live, multi-faceted concerts in collaboration with different community groups in London.
However, with the advent/explosion of knife crime and violence in London, the team made a decision to switch focus and create something that might be a solution to some of the problems young people are facing in London today. CL began working on a documentary called Power to Change.
The documentary addresses the problem of knife crime, and weaves together stories of Londoners who have suffered grief, violence and trauma, yet come through the other side after making better choices. The CL Team believe it is an important film because it looks at a solution which is not often talked about - the innate goodness of a human being, who will make the right choices given the encouragement and tools to do so. The film also brings awareness of the Peace Education Programme, and two of the cast in the film attended sessions of this course while in prison.
The film was launched in November 2021 and CL has had 32 screenings since then all over the country, with more to come in 2023.
watch the trailer:
Peace Partners is hoping to work with Celebrate Life in promoting the film even more widely, whilst helping to raise joint funds for the initiatives of both organisations.
We are delighted to share an announcement from the Global Peace Education Network (GPEN) about an International Women’s Day event being held virtually. Please see the link below for further details and information about registration, which is now open.
Peace Partners is supporting our key partner's recent earthquake victims appeal.
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) will provide an initial $125,000 in humanitarian aid to help victims of the devastating earthquakes that recently hit Turkey and Syria. On February 6 a pair of strong earthquakes left thousands of people in need of food, shelter, medical care and other necessities.
In addition to the initial aid, TPRF will match your donations up to another $125,000 to provide more humanitarian assistance.
TPRF is arranging grant agreements with NGO partners who are well-positioned on the ground to help people most in need. Stay tuned to the TPRF newsfeed and newsletter for updates.
“It’s difficult to comprehend the devastation these earthquakes have caused, and our hearts go out to all those who are suffering from this catastrophe,” says Linda Pascotto, TPRF Board Chair.
Learn more about Prem Rawat and his foundation’s approach to humanitarian aid in the video below.
As Peace Partners is a charity, if you are a qualifying UK taxpayer any donation you make can be increased by at least 25% through Gift Aid. Please indicate you wish us to collect Gift Aid on our donation page, which is available using the DONATE NOW button above. All funds raised will be passed in full to TPRF.
The Peace Partners team