KUALA LUMPUR – Scouts Association Malaysia recently signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) to offer the Peace Education Program to youth throughout the country.
The MoU, which was signed by National Chief Scout, Major General Prof. Dato’ Dr. Haji Mohd Zin bin Bidin, and Founder of Peace Education Program, Prem Rawat, is expected to pave the way for the first batch of scouts to start on the program shortly. The Scouts Association is the largest youth organization in Malaysia and agreed to work with TPRF to help make the innovative video-based workshop series available to scout communities at schools across the nation.
Featuring Prem Rawat’s insightful video presentations and other dynamic activities, the Peace Education Program helps empower participants to discover their own inner strength and personal peace. Over 300,000 people have already participated in the program in 80 countries, with research showing a wide range of benefits for youth including enhanced resilience, self-awareness, hope and appreciation for life.
The Peace Education Program nicely complements the Scout’s objective to support peaceful actions for the betterment of mankind.
“The Peace Education Program is increasingly relevant as it offers a window of hope and highlights progressive initiatives to create social conditions conducive to peace, minimize conflict trigger points, and share guidelines to reduce conflict and strife,” said the National Chief Scout following the signing.
“On behalf of the foundation I look forward towards having this understanding and …. being able to share the resources to make The Prem Rawat Foundation stronger and the Scouts of Malaysia stronger, so that more people can have the benefit of the Peace Education Program,” said Prem Rawat.
The collaboration between Scouts Malaysia and The Prem Rawat Foundation goes back a long way, since Prem Rawat and Chief Scout Allayarham Tan Sri Dr. Hj. Shafie Mohd Salleh signed the 2014 “Pledge to Peace” to help young people to do more to bring about a peaceful world. At that time Prem Rawat was honored with the Scouts Award of Friendship.
About Prem Rawat
For more than 50 years, Prem Rawat has spoken to hundreds of millions of people in more than 100 countries to help empower people from all walks of life to discover personal peace. Prem Rawat is the New York Times bestselling author of “Hear Yourself: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World.”
Rawat founded The Prem Rawat Foundation in 2001 with the mission to address the fundamental human needs of food, water and the often-overlooked need for peace.
He also created the Peace Education Program, which is made available free of charge by TPRF and is taught everywhere from high schools and universities to prisons; in countries ravaged by war; in veteran centers and in hospitals in more than 80 countries and 40 languages. The program has reached 300,000 people from all walks of life, including those marginalized by society and conflict, and inspires participants to experience real personal peace.
Prem Rawat’s award-winning Food for People programs in India, Nepal and Ghana have transformed entire communities.
He has received numerous honors and awards including the BrandLaureate International Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, becoming only the fourth recipient of the award (with previous winners including Nelson Mandela and Steve Jobs). Rawat is also a pilot, inventor, photographer, classic car restorer, husband, father of four children and grandfather to four grandchildren.
About Scouts Association of Malaysia
Scouts Association of Malaysia (SAM) is a Malaysian chapter of a global organization known as The World Organization of the Scouts Movement (“WOSM”), with the common objectives of promoting unity and peace from the personal, social and environmental perspectives.
The aim is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
The Scout Movement is based on the following principles: Duty to God; Duty to Others; and Duty to Self.