Peace Education Program
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Studies & Endorsements

Read studies and endorsements on the positive impact the Peace Education Program is having on the lives of participants from various sectors and locations.

Impact Studies

“Evaluation of the Peace Education Program for Schools” 

In April 2022, an Impact Assessment of the Peace Education Program at schools in the U.S., U.K. and New Zealand found that the PEP EDU course “will make a positive difference in most participants’ lives.” Both quantitatively and qualitatively, students in the study strongly endorsed the course, with 100% reporting that “the program helped them in their lives” and 82% recommending the course to others. Teachers reported that the program “complemented other learning activities, improved academic performance, student attitudes and self-awareness.”

Read the Summary with Key Takeways 

  • 100% of participating students reported that “the program helped them in their lives” and
    82% said they would recommend the program to others.
  • Teachers reported that the program “complemented other learning activities, improved academic performance, student attitudes and self-awareness.”

“Assessment of Peace Education Program in Correctional Facilities Across  Four Continents” 

In April 2020, Donald Sheppard from ACE Insights, New Zealand completed an Impact Assessment of the Peace Education Program, facilitated in Correctional Facilities across four continents and in seven countries. The study found that the program is “having a very positive effect on participants,” resulting in attitudinal improvements such as empowerment and a willingness to change, and behavioral improvements such as better anger management and reduced fighting.

Read the Summary with Key Takeways 

• 89% of participants showed improvement
• Attitudinal improvements included empowerment, facing past events & willingness to change
• Behavorial improvements included managing anger and avoiding fighting

“Impact Evaluation of the Peace Education Program
on Students of the Unihorizonte University Foundation of Bogotá, Colombia”

In 2021 the Unihorizonte University Foundation of Bogotá, Colombia completed an impact evaluation of the Peace Education Program on students, finding that the program helped nearly all of them recognize and be more aware of their internal resources as valuable tools for their lives. Attitudinal changes included enhanced appreciation for life; behavioral changes included empowerment to make changes in one’s own life, and in relating to others.

Read the Summary with Key Takeaways

• Awareness of internal resources including peace, appreciation, choice and hope, increased from 55% to 97%.

• Changes included enhanced appreciation for life; understanding the possibility and importance of feeling peace; empowerment to make changes in life.

“Johannesburg Department of Social Development Evaluates Peace Education Program for Homeless”

In August of 2020 the Johannesburg Department of Social Development studied the results of the Peace Education Program on houseless people in shelters, finding that it helped over 95%  of participants with benefits including enhanced self-awareness, tolerance, love, inner peace, contentment and self-reliance. The Department designated the Peace Education Program as one of the essential services needed to help these people cope with the COVID-19 crisis.

Read the Summary with Key Takeaways

95% of participants reported benefits including enhanced self-awareness, tolerance, love, inner peace, contentment and self-reliance.
The study concludes that the  program can be a valuable tool in advancing tolerance and peaceful co-existence throughout South Africa and recommends making it available throughout all sections of society, especially in the public school system.

 

“The Impact of the Peace Education Program in Diverse Settings Around the World”

In June 2014, Dr. Jamshid Damooei, president of Damooei Global Research, conducted an analysis of 365 Peace Education Program surveys from participants who completed the program in a variety of settings worldwide. The results show “a tremendous improvement with regard to believing that feeling peace is a possibility. Before the program less than 42% believed that feeling peace was possible. After the program, almost 100% felt that it was.”

Read the Summary with Key Takeways

• Before the program less than 42% believed that feeling peace was possible. After the program, almost 100% felt that it was.
• Awareness of inner strength as a personal resource rose from 56% to 98%

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ENDORSEMENTS

Click on the title links below to read endorsement letters related to the Peace Education Program in various sectors and locations.

Education

Executive Director; Correctional Education Association, USA

“I recommend this program to you as an effective means to help increase the harmony within individuals and the community in which you serve.”

Government of Atlantico; Barranquilla, Colombia

“The Peace Education Program … led to a transformation in the behavior and attitude of the students.”

CMR Institute of Technology; Bangalore, India

“We loved the learning sessions and look forward to applying them to our personal and professional lives.”

Corrections

Ministry of Justice, Department of the Penitentiary Administration; Venice, Italy

“The course was deeply appreciated by the participating inmates and it was followed by them with keen interest.”

Office of the Senior Warden; Texas Department of Criminal Justice; San Antonio, Texas, USA

“The successful teaching patterns of this program provided by these volunteers helps benefit the attitudes of offenders, assist in curving their aggression and helps them in making decisions.”

Division of Rehabilitative Services; Department of Corrections; State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations; Cranston, Rhode Island

“The program has helped them cope with prison life and have a more positive outlook on life in general.”

Correctional Facility Klagenfurt; Klagenfurt, Austria

“I can recommend the Peace Education Program with great pleasure to other correctional facilities and institutions which take an interest in the wellbeing of humans.”

Office of the Sheriff; Inmate Program Services; Buncombe County Detention Facility; Asheville, North Carolina

“The perfect place to plant a seed of hope and change is in a correctional facility.”

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Office of the Sheriff; Hall of Justice; County of Los Angeles; Los Angeles, California, USA

“We will continue to work with the Peace Education Program to coordinate access to LASD inmates for participation in this positively impactful program.”

Texas Department of Criminal Justice; Correctional Institutions Division; San Antonio, Texas, USA

“The behavior of those who attend the program has noticeably improved.”

Zonderwater Management Area: Gauteng Region; Correctional Services Department of the Republic of South Africa

“This programme has enlightened and empowered a lot of offenders to have peace within them and it also taught them to forgive other people. Some of them before the inception of the programme were always having conflict and anger within. After they attended the programme, they started to have peace.”

Georgia Department of Corrections; Atlanta Transitional Center; Atlanta, Georgia, USA

“I have personally observed the growth and inner peace residents have by completing this program.”

Community

The Delores Project; Shelter and Services for Homeless Women; Denver, Colorado, USA

“Several of the individuals have stated that they feel so much better after attending Peace Education classes.”

Cancer Support Community; Westlake Village, California, USA

“From the comments we have received from the attendees of these workshops, it is clear that the PEP workshops are enjoyable and would be beneficial to anyone interested.”

Fairway Branch Library; Sun City, Arizona, USA

“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.”

National Organization of Spanish Blind People (ONCE); Regional Office; Navarre, Spain

“We would like to encourage all types of associations and organizations to implement this novel program that we consider beneficial for its participants.”

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