To mark the UN International Day of Peace on 21st September, the Bloods of Ibarra, Ecuador made a rap music video celebrating how the Prem Rawat Foundation's Peace Education Program (PEP) led them to change their ways.
About five years ago the youths, inspired by the peace education workshops, renounced their criminal activities and relinquished their weapons in favor of productive activities and community improvement projects.
One of the group’s leaders, Jefferson, commented: “I think that if we hadn’t heard Prem Rawat’s message, the worst would’ve happened. We would’ve continued killing each other, stealing”.
The celebratory music video can be viewed here.