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Joseph Paul translates Peace Education Program material into Creole for fellow Haitian inmates at Miami’s Everglades Correctional Institution. “This program has enhanced my awareness of the strength, humility, beauty, and love that I already possess,” he says.
Prem Rawat Foundation and GTL Team Up to Offer Peace Education Program in Correctional Facilities, Increasing Successful Inmate Reentry and Reducing Recidivism
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) and GTL announced that they have teamed up to offer TPRF’s Peace Education Program on GTL’s Inspire inmate tablets.
These students recently participated in the Peace Education Program at Topaz Secondary School in Lenasia, South Africa. In these short video clips, they share some of their perspectives about the course.
Thanks to the heartfelt generosity of 1,073 donors from across the world, The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) raised $169,996 during the June appeal, far exceeding the goal of $150,000. Watch new videos to see the impact of this strong grassroots support.
The Prem Rawat Foundation’s Food for People program is driving impressive gains in school enrollment and achievement. A new video highlights how the humanitarian initiative empowered Kenneth Odjamgba to become the first student from his school to pursue a university education.
So far this year, Miami’s Everglades Correctional Institution has more inmates participating in the Peace Education Program than any other correctional facility in the U.S. Volunteer facilitator Lucy Collins says, “One inmate has been in prison since he was 18. A counselor told us that until this guy started taking the program he never talked to anyone, he never had a smile on his face. He just kept to himself, for 46 years. And now he is never without a smile!”
The transformative potential of the Peace Education Program was highlighted at a recent screening of “Peace is Inevitable” in Croydon, England. The documentary film shows how the program inspired former members of the Bloods gang in Ibarra, Ecuador to renounce violence in favor of community improvement projects.
Tony Cobb has been incarcerated for 28 years, struggling with the haunting memories of an abusive childhood. Attending the Peace Education Program is giving him a new understanding of life and inspiring him to write: “I have a sweet, beautiful reality waiting to be discovered inside. I now step with knowledge, with the freedom of doing things with clarity.”
Thanks to this kind group of friends who came together in Tarifa, Spain to enjoy a delicious lunch and raise money for The Prem Rawat Foundation. The charity relies on grassroots efforts like these to fulfill its mission of advancing dignity, peace, and prosperity.
Mountain Xpress, a newspaper in Asheville, NC, covers the Golden Garden Party, a fundraising event to support the Food for People program, which provides clean water and millions of nutritious meals to disadvantaged children.