Update - Typhoon Haiyan Relief
|There has been a tremendous response to TPRF’s campaign to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Over US$75,000 has been donated so far. TPRF will be contributing at least US$125,000 to aid victims. We will announce the specific application of these funds as soon as pending arrangements have been finalized with one or more on-location partnering agencies. If you would like to help with this effort, please donate here.
Peace Day is taken seriously by the district of Streatham in South-West London. For the past few years, The Little Big Peace Event has marked the occasion with a week-long festival filled with community-based events promoting a culture of peace.
Voices for Peace, held on 15th September, was a part of those celebrations. Invited back for a second time to the Little Big Peace Event after the success of the previous year, Voices for Peace combined music with Prem Rawat’s message – a winning combination!Read more
Vignette from Food for People, Bantoli, India
Coming from a very poor family in a remote village with no electricity or sources of clean water, all Purushottam Munda’s activities were restricted to daytime. Before the opening of the Food for People facility in Bantoli, India, he had been physically weak for as long as he could remember. He could never imagine that he would be able to study, even if he got the opportunity. The food available at home was neither nutritious nor tasty, while the work required of him was demanding.Read more
I’m Ram Maya Tamang, a woman of 28 years living in Tistung village near Tasarpu. I have a family of nine members including my husband and seven-year old son studying in grade three. Along with my son, I have meals regularly in the FFP dining hall and also have had an opportunity to help at the facility for the last four years. I’m now helping in the garden to grow vegetables that will be used in the kitchen. I’d like to share what the Dashain festival is for us in the village and its connection with FFP:Read more
International Day of Peace celebrated in San Antonio.
Amateur filmmaker, Rohn Bayes, stages regular Saturday “Backyard Film Festivals” at his home in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He invites his local community, friends and neighbors along to watch films with peace-based themes, including TPRF films like “Seeds of Peace.”Read more
The TPRF Blog is expanding with more eyewitness stories from both volunteers and the people who interact with them "on location" around the world. Along with updates and photos from signature programs like TPRF's Food for People, Peace Education Program, and special Message of Peace events, we'll be sharing more first-hand stories that often don't get the spotlight they deserve. Real stories from real people whose lives have been touched in big and small ways through the work of the foundation, partnering organizations, and volunteers.Read more