Peace Education Program
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Peace Education Program
What is the Prem Rawat Foundation?
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) is a nonprofit public foundation created in 2001. TPRF advances dignity, peace and prosperity by addressing the fundamental human needs of food, water and peace. The Foundation is building a more peaceful world, one person at a time.
Learn more about TPRF here.
Who is Prem Rawat?
Inspired by his vision of helping people discover and practice peace, Prem Rawat has traveled across the world for over 50 years speaking to audiences large and small in over 100 countries. He speaks to audiences from all walks of life, from intimate gatherings of inmates at correctional facilities to forums with world leaders as well as vast public crowds.
In 2012 he developed the Peace Education Program in collaboration with The Prem Rawat Foundation.
What is the Peace Education Program?
The Peace Education Program is an innovative series of video-based facilitated workshops that help people discover their own inner strength and personal peace.
The program gives participants the opportunity to focus and reflect on their own humanity, plus learn about their inner resources such as choice, hope, and dignity. Developed by The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), the Peace Education Program offers several courses, each consisting of 10 workshops based on themes for exploring one’s inner resources. The content of each workshop is based on excerpts from the international talks about personal peace by TPRF’s founder, Prem Rawat.
What are the objectives of the Peace Education Program?
The objectives of the Peace Education Program are for participants to:
- Understand the possibility of personal peace
- Become aware of their inner resources such as: clarity, hope, and choice
- Recognize their innate value
What are the ten themes of the Peace Education Program?
The ten themes of the Peace Education Program are: Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment.
What kind of experience or training does a Peace Education Program Facilitator require?
The role of the facilitator requires no professional qualifications. The facilitator ensures the smooth running of each session, encourages a process of self-discovery, and supports student learning. The facilitator needs to be neutral about religious, political, and spiritual beliefs and not promote any of their own.
A team of at least two people is recommended for conducting the workshops.
TPRF is available to provide any support needed to make the course a success for host organizations and participants alike.
Are there any helpful guidelines for promoting the Peace Education Program?
Where is the Peace Education Program being conducted?
The Peace Education Program is currently offered in a wide variety of settings globally and is available in many languages.
The workshops have proven effective in a variety of settings including community centers, youth groups, schools, adult education programs, veterans’ groups, healthcare settings, senior centers, homeless shelters, drug rehabilitation facilities, and correctional facilities.
How can I enroll in a Peace Education Program course?
To sign up for the Peace Education Program in your community or via Zoom, contact [email protected]
The Peace Education Program is facilitated to groups and organizations and the content is not available via websites.
If you are interested in individual enrollment in an online educational program by Prem Rawat about personal peace, you can learn more here.
What is involved in starting a Peace Education Program course?
1. Visit the Peace Education web pages to become familiar with information about the courses and available resources, including course content, success stories and videos from the field and assessments of the program and its impacts.
2 Review the information on the How To Apply For A License page and then submit a License Application.
3. If you have any questions, please send an email to the [email protected] and a support representative will contact you. They can help you decide which course to offer, help you download the materials, show you how to report your courses, etc.
How do I start a Peace Education Program course in another organization?
For assistance in approaching other organizations, please contact [email protected] or your Peace Education Program support representative if you already have a license.
What is a Peace Education Program license?
The Peace Education Program license is an agreement between The Prem Rawat Foundation and a Peace Education Program licensee, authorizing the licensee the right to obtain course materials and conduct courses for each Facility registered under the agreement. You can download and preview the License Agreement here.
What does TPRF request of Peace Education Program Licensees?
Course Reports: Using the online PEP Reporting System, you will make a brief report at the beginning and at the end of each course that you offer. This is the Foundation’s way of knowing what Peace Education Program activity is taking place.
Surveys: At the end of each course, request the participants to fill in the anonymous survey as part of the learning experience. You will submit their responses to [email protected]
Stay in touch: Bulletins and other communications with helpful information about the Peace Education Program are provided to all licensees. We love to hear about the impact of the program; let us know how it’s going at [email protected].
In what languages has the Peace Education Program been translated?
Arabic, Bariba, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English (UK), English (US), English for hearing impaired (subtitles), Finnish, Fon, French, French for West Africa, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malagasy, Malay, Chinese Mandarin (Simplified), Chinese Mandarin (Traditional), Mauritius Creole, Norwegian, Peulh, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Serbian, Sinhala, Slovenian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Tamil, Tetun (East Timor), Thai, Twi/Akan, Ukrainian
What is the size limit for Peace Education Program courses?
Group size is only limited by the size of the facility where it is offered. The workshops are appropriate for small groups of a few people to ones with hundreds. Participation in the courses should be voluntary.
What is the minimum age for the Peace Education Program?
The Peace Education Program workshops are designed for adults. A course for 14-18-year-olds is currently being piloted and is expected to be released in 2023.
Further questions outside FAQ?
Please send any questions not answered in FAQ to [email protected] and a Peace Education Program support representative will reply.
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