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Marian Masoliver is a filmmaker who, along with Simon Edwards, is currently in Colombia to document the effect that the Peace Education Program (PEP) is having on ex-combatants, victims, and other groups impacted by the five-decade civil war that is ending there. In this blog she shares thoughts on visiting the troubled mountainous village of Ituango.
Volunteer Scott Polenz facilitates the Peace Education Program (PEP) at prisons near Fresno, California. He says, “Participants tell me how much the PEP is affecting them and changing them in practical ways.”
“Light Behind Bars” chronicles the transformation of incarcerated women in Tires, Portugal as they participate in the Peace Education Program and try to come to terms with the devastation of their past actions. It was produced independently by Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the public service broadcasting organization of Portugal, which has shown it on television affiliates throughout the country.
“Diversity training, appreciation, and respect for all seem to be built in as intrinsic gifts of volunteering for TPRF,” writes Marcia Loft in this blog post about her experience volunteering as the co-manager for the Honor/Memory Writers Team.
A few years ago Suraj became the first student in the village of Bantoli, India to ever pass the tenth grade matriculation exam, allowing him to enroll in junior college. In this interview conducted at Bantoli’s Food for People (FFP) kitchen, Suraj credits the food program with helping him succeed in school and gain crucial life skills.
This new video highlights how the Peace Education Program (PEP) is impacting people at the Sebokeng Youth Advisory Centre in South Africa.
Mary Wishard, Media and Communications Manager for The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), recently responded to the question from a large foundation considering TPRF for a grant.
The Prem Rawat Foundation gave a $5,000 grant to Americares that helped provide crucial healthcare and medications that saved lives in Haiti.
In this new video Prem Rawat speaks to students enrolled in the Peace Education Program at TSiBA in Cape Town, South Africa.
Jyoti Singh shares an update on the Peace Education Program in India, where it is getting a great response from people such as Mr. Rajat G., the assistant manager and PEP coordinator at CONCOR, a major business. “There are many programs that we have conducted in our office, but the Peace Education Program is different and valuable,” he says.