View the highlights from the Gala Benefit 2017.
With many thanks to all guests, guest speakers, musicians and all the wonderful volunteers who made this event happen.
Peace Partners is delighted to be taking part in this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign. The
campaign is a global initiative that supports charities to raise money for their favourite
causes. This year, we are raising money for The Food for People programme, a flagship
initiative from The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), through our #givealatte for
To support this cause, Peace Partners is asking donors to donate the price of a coffee when
you buy a coffee. It’s really simple and every penny will go towards providing nutritious
meals for children and elderly people in Ghana, Nepal and India.
The Food for People programme was established in 2006 with the opening of a facility in
Bantoli, India, which provided daily meals for residents of a number of local villages. Since
its inception, the programme has gone from strength to strength, and today its support has
extended to communities in Ghana and Nepal.
This year, Giving Tuesday is on the 28 th November. You don’t have to wait until then to
support this worthy cause, just text GALA03 plus the amount you want donate (e.g GALA03
£3) to 70070 to donate the price of a coffee, cup of tea or any drink and let us know by
using #givealatte when you’ve donated. Your donation, no matter how small, will make a
TPRF recently published this blog featuring the experiences of long term Peace Partners collaborator Mary Dalgleish and other Peace Education volunteers at the ICPA conference in London. Below is a copy of the blog published on TPRF's website...
Mary Dalgleish is a volunteer with the Peace Education Program (PEP) in the UK. In this blog she writes about her experience presenting the program at the recent International Corrections and Prison’s Association conference in London.
Founded in 1998, the mission of the International Corrections and Prison’s Association (ICPA) is to promote and share ethical and effective correctional practices to enhance public safety and healthier communities worldwide. This year the ICPA selected London for its annual conference, entitled “Innovation in Rehabilitation: Building Better Futures.” The conference was hosted by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, October 22-27, 2017.The ICPA conference was first brought to my attention in May by the UK charity Peace Partners, which offered to sponsor a PEP presentation there. PEP was implemented at a London prison in May 2015 and has been running continuously at the facility twice a week since then. It has also been successfully implemented in several other UK prisons.
I spoke to PEP volunteer Tony McLean, who has been instrumental in promoting PEP to UK prisons, and he said that he would be happy to collaborate with me on this, should our proposal be accepted. I then set about writing an abstract titled “Innovation in Rehabilitation: Building Better Futures with Personal Peace
Education,” which I submitted to the ICPA’s selection team in June. The proposal was accepted as part of the agenda for October 23rd and I then started working on the presentation, with the help and advice of other PEP volunteers and The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) PEP team. Tony and I got together to rehearse and prepare several times before the event.We arrived early on the 23rd and attended the opening ceremony and a couple of the morning sessions.