In an interview with Tony McLean, a volunteer facilitator for the Peace Education Program (PEP) at Thameside Prison in London, the impact of PEP on transforming the lives of participants is discussed.
Says Tony, “It’s had a wonderful impact. About 140 inmates have participated in all the sessions of the 10-week course. Many inmates have low self-esteem. They come from backgrounds where they have not been respected at all, and a lot of them feel they have never been listened to. Many of them have never really listened to anything either. With the Peace Education Program, they have learned to start listening.”
He goes on to add that out of the 140 participants, only 4, less than 3%, didn’t complete the course.
Read the complete story of PEP at Thameside here.