An independent Peace Education Program evaluation by the Johannesburg Department of Social Development found remarkable benefits for 95 percent of participants in homeless shelters.
The Delores Project (TDP) supports homeless women across metro Denver, Colorado. Today TDP is seeing the practical benefits of the Peace Education Program introduced in 2016 that helps people discover hope and recognize their inner strength.
The city of Johannesburg has designated the Peace Education Program as an essential service to help people displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Susan Ramsey facilitates the Peace Education Program in Denver, Colorado, at a shelter for homeless women and transgender individuals. A participant said, “This class is preparing us for when we have our own housing. Because even when we get it, we’ll still have to deal with the problems of the world and find peace.”
In this blog, Soraia Muner shares her perspective on facilitating the Peace Education Program for homeless people in Brazil. “I have degrees in psychology and nursing,” said a participant. “I like the Peace Education Program and learned a lot about the breath and its importance.”