Peace Education Programme Frequently Asked Questions
What are the objectives of the Peace Education Programme?
The objectives of the Peace Education Program are for participants to:
What are the ten themes of the Peace Education Programme?
The ten themes of the Peace Education Program are: Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment
What are the benefits of the Peace Education Programme?
TPRF provides videos about stories from groups of people in diverse settings across the world who have attended or hosted a Peace Education Programme.
hese settings include among others:- educational institutions, correctional facilities, conflict zones, community organisations and veterans groups. Global feedback to TPRF indicates that many participants believe they would have benefitted from this education earlier in their lives. To view these videos follow this link - Peace Education Program videos & stories - TPRF.org
UK charity Peace Partners’ experience from hosting the programme in the UK is that participants:
Young attendees have shown that they:
How much does hosting a Peace Education Programme cost?
The Prem Rawat Foundation offers The Peace Education Programme free of charge; donations towards the cost of the materials are welcome but not required. Who to? How? Do we need to put this in? TPRFs humanitarian projects are funded by donations from supporters around the world who wish to help. The hosting organisation may choose to invite voluntary donations to cover their own costs, but participants are not charged for taking part in the Peace Education Programme. Is this info from TPRF?
How easy is it to host a Peace Education Programme?
The Peace Education Programme is easy to implement and includes clearly structured materials to support and strengthen the learning outcome of participants. Ideally the series of 10 workshops is offered by a host organisation to their clients, students, members or staff etc. The hosts usually request the Peace Education Programme materials from TPRF, and arrange to have these printed out. They also need a venue, plus one or more volunteers to run the sessions, and they will need to invite and register their participants. For more information, see our Peace Education Support page.
What is the content of a Peace Education Programme?
In addition to the notes below we suggest you visit https://tprf.org/peace-education-program/courses/ for a full description.
Course Overview and Content (Is all this from TPRF? In which case it’s all fine and we don’t need to edit it apart from using UK English.)
What have previous participants said about a Peace Education Programme?
Here is a small sample of testimonials from people who have attended, and in some cases hosted or volunteered with, the Peace Education Programme.
“Every day we ignore the fact that we have the power to write our own story. I'm going to leave today with a more focused agenda to write my story day by day"
"I was fortunate to attend many of the workshops and came away with tools that I believe will help me to tap that resource of inner peace that I know is there and within reach. I highly recommend this non-denominational, enlightening program to anyone and everyone interested in wanting to go on a journey of self-discovery" librarian, Sun City
"PEP has helped me really appreciate my life regardless of my circumstances."
“Well this Peace Education Program has truly made an effective positive impact on my life. It has changed the way I think, because I was always thinking negative. It has basically given me a new approach towards each day that I am granted" prisoner, Trinidad and Tobago
“The workshop topics inspired me to think, to evaluate and to reflect on how I have been managing my life during all these years of existence, to make changes and improvements” student, Bogota University
“I’d been trying to fill this hole within me for so many years, and now I’m filling it with something positive, something wonderful. I was clinging to this Peace Education Program as if my life depended on it. I remember coming out of prison. I didn’t even know where I was sleeping that night, but I had the most important thing. I had myself on point, and that was worth more than anything else.” ex prisoner, Billa Nanra UK
"Among all of the volunteer opportunities I researched, the Peace Education Program caught my attention because it doesn't involve religious or political matters, so it can reach a bigger audience. And for the incredible principle of helping people find the path to their own inner peace." Bianca Lim, Peace Education Program volunteer in São Paulo, Brazil
“The PEP could help more gangs, more groups, more young people who are in the street or any part of the world. Because the message is an intense message that makes us open our eyes and helps us change our perspective,” Ibarra Bloods leader
"I’m learning what tools I need. It’s learning those human values that I’ve never learnt before. I’m learning/recognising some of those values each week with these sessions and seeing them grow. When I was being brought up, I didn’t recognise that I hadn’t been taught much. Listening to Prem’s words has taught me about how to be a human being." UK participant
"I realise that I have a gift which needs to be cherished, this realisation is empowering. Life is worth living!" UK participant, Recovery College.
"Amazing learning about who you are. A lot to reflect on. Thank you.”