2011 marked the 10th anniversary of The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF). Envisioned, guided, and continually energized by the Founder, Prem Rawat, TPRF activities and programs flourish as we begin 2012.
Your support has made all the difference in the success of TPRF. A small, dedicated team of volunteers works together and ensures that a very high percentage of your contributions are applied to TPRF programs. 100% of a designated donation is applied directly to the specified program. Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, has awarded TPRF the prestigious 4-Star rating for a third time indicating that the foundation consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America, in this regard.
On behalf of TPRF, I wish to thank each of you for your support. Your generosity enables TPRF to expand its programs and activities so they can continue to significantly affect the lives of people around the globe.
Peace Education Program (PEP) is TPRF’s effort to present Prem Rawat’s message of peace through an innovative educational program. A profound transformation has occurred for many participants. In 2011 PEP conducted an average of 55 workshops in prisons on six continents with additional broadcasts offered to an average of 5,500 inmates per month. During the last five years, PEP’s effective approach was primarily utilized in prison rehabilitation programs. In 2012, the revised and expanded curriculum will be completed. This year, in addition to its success as part of prison rehabilitation programs, PEP will be offered through a variety of organizations. A 24-minute documentary has been made for TV broadcast. Read an account of Prem Rawat’s visit to the Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio, Texas on February 7, 2012.
Peace for People (PFP) is a new Facebook Cause. Its positive presence on Facebook highlights peace as a fundamental human need. PFP augments TPRF’s successful Cause known as “TPRF: Food for People.” Together the two Causes accurately portray and support the primary missions of TPRF: providing food and water to those in need and supporting individual discovery of peace. The Food for People Cause surpassed 475,000 members in 2011 and grows at the rate of 1,000 to 2,000 members weekly. It was the fourth most successful Cause on Facebook.
Food for People (FFP)
In 2011 TPRF awarded over $400,000 in grants for FFP, primarily to construct the new facility in Ghana and support improvements in Nepal. Over 220,000 meals were served in the current Nepal and India facilities. With your support, the facility in Nepal acquired new livestock, and accommodations were built on site for staff and volunteers. A new facility in Ghana will open its doors as early as March 24, 2012 and serve approximately 200 children and 150 adults. The Ghana facility plans to serve over 500 people daily in the near future. Read A New Day in Otinibi.
Did You Know?
TPRF’s operations take place virtually. TPRF does not maintain an office. Six of the nine core managers are volunteers and all of the core staff work virtually with teams of volunteers. In this way, administrative overhead is kept to a minimum.
In 2011 US$1.4 million was donated to TPRF. Twenty-three independent fundraising events raised over $132,000.
The TPRF website now offers PayPal as an additional secure means of contributing.
A new donor phone line is available. For questions or concerns call: +1.310.281.8189.
TPRF has a Corporate Matching Gift program. Find out if your company has a matching gift program and if TPRF is one of the sponsored charities. Learn more at TPRF Matching Gifts.
Founder Prem Rawat Honored for Global Peace Efforts
In May 2011 Prem Rawat was the keynote speaker at the Week of Peace and Solidarity in Mazara del Vallo, Italy. He stated:
With over six billion people on the face of this earth, with all our problems, with all our wars, with all our trouble, there is peace inside of every single human being. Peace does not need to be brought from another planet. It does not need to be created. It does not need to be synthesized. It’s there. What needs to happen is a process of fundamental discovery of who you are.
The European Parliament (EU) again welcomed International Ambassador of Peace Prem Rawat as keynote speaker on November 28, 2011 in Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Rawat focused on the need for personal peace. The EU representatives signed a “Pledge to Peace” that was inspired by the lectures of Mr. Rawat. Watch video highlights from this event.
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