Peace Education Programme Frequently Asked Questions
Who benefits from participating in a Peace Education Programme?
The workshops attract a wide range of participants. They include activists and professionals engaged in conflict resolution; adults and young people; those recovering from social marginalisation; and those who want to know more about the unique connection between peace within and peace without, which these workshops can highlight.
Therefore, any group, organisation or individual involved in helping people take control of their lives may want to host a Peace Education Programme — including but not limited to:
What are the key benefits of participating in a Peace Education Programme?
People are at the heart of any enterprise. By developing and empowering people, the Peace Education Programme can support organisations to enhance the well-being of their staff and/or service users, promote clarity in the delivery of a shared purpose and support individuals to embark on a smoother transition through change.
In summary, the Peace Education Programme:
How much does hosting a Peace Education Programme cost?
The Peace Education Programme is offered free of charge, donations towards the cost of the materials are welcome but not required. Most costs are covered by donations from supporters around the world, who appreciate the positive message and wish to help.
What happens in a Peace Education Programme?
The Peace Education Programme invites attendees to listen, reflect and explore their inner resources: Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment.
The materials also:
What have previous participants said about a Peace Education Programme?
Here are just a small sample of testimonials from people who have benefitted from attending the Peace Education Programme. More testimonials can be found in this course evaluation.
"I have attended 16 sessions. When I first attended the PEP class I was very confused and as I was leaving the room that first day I was still confused. But as I walked out through the door, I suddenly felt that this is all about feeling human. What Prem has been teaching is a simple thing, that this is about our life. What he is telling us is that peace is inside us, peace is in me and I will be leaving this class after 16 sessions a happy man. I say to you all, we have to let others know about this, talk to other people and let them know about this class."
"Doubt has always niggled at me, and stops me going forward. Today I feel different, I know I can find my freedom and peace. I can stop doubting and start knowing. I realise that you are the angel you are waiting for — accept your existence. It’s plain and simple and understandable now."
"PEP has helped me really appreciate my life regardless of my circumstances."
“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."
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. For more information, see our Peace Education Support page.
Ideally these workshops are presented to, or hosted by an organisation for its clients, students, members and/or staff. The hosting organisation is usually responsible for requesting the Peace Education Programme materials, providing space for the workshops as well as inviting and registering the participants. It also helps to have a host organisation that people can relate to. The Peace Education Programme can take place in public spaces or via an online platform, making it accessible to all and safe in the pandemic.