Peace Education Program Malaysia

Peace Education Program at Taylors University, Subang Jaya

PEP started in Taylors in March 2015 at the Taylors Hostel Management unit. This was the first PEP workshop conducted in Malaysia. With about 20 students attending the workshops over the 10 sessions,, 9 completed the course. Simultaneously the program was also conducted for the Hostel management staff in English with some translation in Malay to help some of the participants understand the content better. 14 staff members completed the course. 

Prem Rawat accepted an invitation to speak to these students and the faculty in September 2015. Subsequently a few more rounds of the program were conducted for the students from the main campus. Some trained to be facilitators and conducted some sessions for their peers. Prem Rawat accepted an invitation to speak at Taylors University for the second time in October 2016.

Peace Education Program at Malaysian Association of the Blind (MAB), Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

The PEP in MAB started in 2017. It was conducted in English for the staff. Out of 12 who attended the course 7 completed it. The PEP 1 workbook and articles were them transcribed into Braille with the help of the MAB staff and sent to TPRF. 

Following the successful completion of these workshops the PEP was extended to the students in Malay. It was discontinued after the 6th workshop due to a change in the students’ timetable and the difficulty in conducting the workshops at a suitable time. 

The facilitator of the program who started teaching English at MAB in August 2018 incorporated the use of the program materials in his English lessons. The students were exposed to some selected videos from different themes. The full 10 workshops were not carried out for them. The animation stories were used (as were stories from the book “Splitting the Arrow”) Two students from MAB took part in the Kifubon story telling competition in 2018.  

Peace Education Program at MySkills Foundation, Kalumpang, Selangor

Myskills foundation is a non-profit organization formed in 2011. It is a transformational canter that aims to transform the lives of at-risk youths.

At the end of June 2018, the PEP team was given the go ahead to conduct the program at MySkills Campus in Kalumpang by  Mr Pasupathy, one of the Directors of the Foundation. At that time their new campus  was only partly completed and was still under construction. The place is an hour away from Kuala Lumpur towards Ipoh.

In 2019, PEP was conducted for the female students at the girls hostel in Dang Wangi, KL. During the MCO in 2020, the workshops were conducted online via zoom.

Peace Education Program at Malaysian Scouts Association Headquarters

Prior to the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony the PEP workshops were conducted for the senior officers of the Malaysian Scouts Association over 2 days at the Scouts Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. About 30 officers attended including the then acting National Chief Scout cum National Chief Commisioner of the Malaysian Scouts Association YB Major General Professor Dato Dr Mohd Zin bin Bidin.