Several Mexican news outlets recently covered the Peace Education Program in the states of Quintana Roo and Cuernavaca. Here’s a few excerpts from the coverage, with links to the full articles.

Peace Education ‘Balm’ in the Midst of Uncertainty 

Excerpt of the article by La Jornada Maya

For the past three years, The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has been carrying out the Peace Education Program in various institutions in Quintana Roo. In the context of the pandemic, it has been a “balm” to alleviate a little of the pain and uncertainty that we human beings suffer.

“When COVID-19 arrived, many people were scared, I was affected by this fear of uncertainty and for me it was very strong because I am an older adult and I also suffer from hypertension, and then I began to listen to TPRF Founder Prem Rawat’s virtual presentations for the first 30 days of the pandemic, and it strengthened me and made me confident,” says Miguel Ángel Morales Sánchez, a Peace Education Program volunteer in the state since 2017.  

He says that when he internalized the message in Rawat’s presentations, he began to feel confidence and feelings far from fear, so he was convinced that he had to share the message, “because just like me, there are many people around the world full of uncertainty.”  

Together with other volunteers, they began to offer the program online through the Zoom platform. One of the first institutions was the state DIF (The DIF is the National System for Integral Development, a public institution of social assistance that focuses on strengthening and developing the welfare of the Mexican families) and it was attended by 450 people. The event was inaugurated by DIF President Gabriela Rejón de Joaquín.  

In recent months, this program has reached the National Guard in the state of Veracruz, the Secretary of Public Safety, the Technological University of Cancun and different organizations such as the Rotary District in the Cancun area..

The illness and the uncertainty of whether or not you will see your family members “is an immense pain, but the Peace Education Program is a balm that helps people to experience peace, even in a virtual way, and to feel hope,” says Sánchez.

Let’s Eradicate Violence Together

Excerpt of the article by El Sol de Cuernavaca

The Prem Rawat Foundation is doing excellent work in America, offering a message of peace and social help. It is an international organization of great prestige that has received recognition for the excellent results of its Peace Education Program with diverse, vulnerable groups. … There has been surprising rehabilitation among inmates. With representation in more than 70 countries, this organization is an example to follow, showing good quality services, good management and administration.

DIF-BJ Trains Staff to Promote Peace in the Municipality

Excerpt of the article by Clic Noticias

As part of several actions aimed at strengthening peace within the municipality, staff of the Benito Juarez DIF system ( The DIF is the National System for Integral Development, a public institution of social assistance that focuses on strengthening and developing the welfare of the Mexican families) began a virtual course called the Peace Education Program. Through these virtual courses, they seek to strengthen strategies that guarantee harmony for the families of Benito Juárez.

The General Director of DIF, Flavio Carlos Rosado, pointed out that this program can help all the personnel become more aware and trained to become, each one, an ambassador of peace. 

He pointed out that DIF, like the municipal government headed by President Mara Lezama, works to strengthen strategies that guarantee security and harmony for the well-being of Benitojo families.  

This material created by The Prem Rawat Foundation is helpful because it contemplates topics such as appreciation, self-awareness, understanding, dignity, hope and fulfillment, among others, he said.

He added that Benito Juárez is the first municipality in Quintana Roo to begin training its employees in peace education.

 

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