Leicester Forest East (LFE) is a settlement in Leicestershire, England, west of Leicester, straddling the M1 motorway. Leicester Forest East Community Library is community managed, and last year, the library hosted a 10-week Peace Education Programme (PEP) course. It was well received by the participants, teachers and therapists, who all said they enjoyed it.
In the early stages of the programme, Peace Partners provided advice and support to the volunteer team organising the course. Following the success of the course, prior to the pandemic, plans were being made to hold another course in Leicester.
Here are some participants’ comments:
'I understand that moment when the penny drops. Something comes along and makes you smile inwardly'
'There’s a lot of truth in what Prem [Rawat, founder of the Prem Rawat Foundation] said about not knowing when you’re in a dark place. And then the light comes on'
'Everything Prem said resonates with me on a personal and professional level'