This page contains accurate, well researched information about the main organizations which help to further Prem Rawat's work, and about Prem Rawat's relationship with those organizations.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation, Elan Vital, and Words of Peace Global
How is the dissemination of Prem Rawat's message funded?
The dissemination of his message is entirely supported by voluntary contributions from those who appreciate his message, and from the sale of related materials. He supports himself and his family through private investments. Detailed information is available here.
What organisations promote and disseminate his message?
Around the world, volunteers in more than 45 countries have come together and registered appropriate legal entities to be able to invite Prem Rawat to speak in their countries, organise public events, promote his message and distribute related materials. The main organisations at this time are The Prem Rawat Foundation (based in the US), and Words of Peace Global (WOPG).
What is Words of Peace Global?
Formed in the Netherlands in September 2008, Words of Peace Global (WOPG) is an international charitable foundation which promotes Prem Rawat's message of peace by arranging Live Events, TV Broadcasts, webcasts, and other channels of communication.
Elan Vital, an organization which was formed in the early 1980s, has been phased out in most countries.
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF)
TPRF works to fulfill a dual purpose: bringing Prem Rawat’s message of peace to people around the world and providing essential humanitarian aid to those who need it most. The foundation was established by Prem Rawat in November, 2001.
Humanitarian initiatives of the Prem Rawat Foundation
Based on Prem Rawat’s vision, TPRF has developed a model program called Food for People that serves nutritious daily meals year-round at clean, modern, permanent facilities in Bantoli, India, and in Dhading District, Nepal. Focusing on providing the essential aid of food, water, eye care, and disaster relief, the Foundation also partners with reputable nonprofit organizations such as Friends of the World Food Program, Oxfam, Action Against Hunger, or the Red Cross, to bring food, water, and disaster relief rapidly to where it is most needed.
CHARITY NAVIGATOR has awarded The Prem Rawat Foundation a 4 Star rating. Charity Navigator CEO, Ken Berger, stated, "The Prem Rawat Foundation executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America." Berger further stated, "This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates The Prem Rawat Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."
In 2006, TPRF was honored at a special event at the UN in New York for its contribution to the UN Development Programme's “Community Water Initiative” in Ghana.
Some of TPRF's recent efforts have helped provide millions of nutritious hot meals after natural disasters in Indonesia, Pakistan, Ivory Coast, Niger, Guatemala, the Philippines, Peru, and the U.S. Recently, the Foundation has also sponsored 10,000 free medical consultations and, in partnership with Oxfam, provided clean water to war victims in the Middle East.
In 2006, TPRF opened “Food for People,” a food-aid facility in a tribal area in northeastern India, where 100,000 free hot meals are distributed each year to people in desperate need. The results have already been life changing: many adults have been able to go back to work and more children are in school. TPRF has since opened Food For People facilities in Africa and Nepal.
The activities of TPRF are funded by the generosity of individuals who are appreciative of Prem Rawat's message and the Foundation’s humanitarian initiatives and by the sale of related materials.
Message of Peace
For most of his life, Prem Rawat has been bringing a message of peace and hope to people everywhere, from simple villages to large metropolitan areas, from prisons to opera houses, from small gatherings to large arenas. His powerful and unique message is that peace is a human necessity, that peace is possible, and that it begins with each of us. Sharing this message of peace has been Prem Rawat’s life’s work. He does not receive appearance fees or royalties for print, video and audio material used by supporting organizations. TPRF helps to make his message widely available by sponsoring some of his addresses and producing webcasts, podcasts, DVDs, and print materials for the Peace Education Program.