In a distinguished 20-year career Dr. K.A. Paul has travelled the world addressing millions of people in live rallies. Through his Peace Rallies, Dr. K.A. Paul has spoken to larger live audiences than virtually any world leader. The vast networks of Global Peace Initiative have touched 81 countries and directly contacted through rallies or media more than 300 million of the world’s most vulnerable citizens.
By using a positive message of love, hope and peace, Dr. K.A. Paul has united dozens of world leaders, clergy, and nontraditional leaders into vast grassroots networks that have supported various GPI humanitarian and peace efforts over the years. GPI’s unique network of Peace Ambassadors on five continents allows GPI to operate where many NGO’s cannot.
In addition, the unique message and history of Dr. K.A. Paul combined with GPI’s humanitarian capacities allows the organization to transcend cultural, religious, ethnic, and geo-political barriers to bring relief to hurting people.
Over 52,000 widows on three continents have been sponsored over the years, many monthly by GPI as “Little Teresa’s”. These dear women, many of whom would have committed suicide rather than become “untouchables” in their culture, were given hope and received a small stipend from $3 to $30 per month that helps sustain them. These wonderful women who become Little Teresa’s are emulating the life of good works and service of Mother Teresa, someone who had a huge impact on a very young K.A. Paul at the beginning of his life of service.
GPI boasts one of the world’s largest co-campus orphanages and adult training centers. Located outside of Hyderabad, India, this 325,000 square foot campus and its sister campus has housed literally thousands of children over its 15 year history. In addition, thousands of women have been trained as Little Teresa’s in this state of the art facility.
The Hyderabad Charity City located on 1,110 pristine acres in India provides the prototype facility for multipurpose humanitarian work. This work includes entrepreneurial activity in agriculture, vocational skill training, and the provision for clean drinking water. We intend for this model Charity City to be replicated in dozens of countries around the world.
GPI and Dr. Paul were instrumental in helping bring 3 of the 19 tribal factions together in Burundi to negotiate a settlement to the horrific genocide in that country.
GPI owns its own Boeing 747-SP aircraft. This remarkable asset of GPI Aviation allows the organization to fly to any place on the earth in a matter of hours to meet humanitarian needs as it did to Iran during the tragic earthquake in 2003 when 30,000 people were killed, delivering anti-malarial drugs and other life-saving medicines; after the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 that killed 230,000, again delivering not just medicines but dozens of doctors and aid workers in only hours, not weeks or months.
With 99 custom seats and over 76,000 pounds of cargo area, Global Peace Ambassadors 747 is unique among the world’s relief and humanitarian organizations. A seasoned team of pilots, mechanics, ground crew, security and advance teams are on staff and volunteer to support GPI Aviation making it remarkably cost efficient to operate.
GPI has assembled the world’s impressive teams of Global Peace Ambassadors over the years, from the former Prime Minister of India to former members of the United State Congress to Hollywood Producers, to the VP of the ruling party of India today. GPI now has dozens of individuals in place to help change the world.
During his countless Peace Rallies with record-breaking crowds, Dr. K.A. Paul has inspired hundreds of thousands of families worldwide to become part of adopting children.
After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S., Dr. Paul and GPI planned and conducted the first-of-its-kind Global Peace Rally and International Day of Prayer. The worldwide event was held on November 3, 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya. American entertainer John Tesh performed in Lagos, Nigeria and GPI President, Dr. K.A. Paul delivered a message to an announced attendance of over 3 million persons gathered.
In addition, millions of people around the world witnessed the event on television as several African Presidents and Prime Ministers as well as leaders of all faiths joined in the event. More than 30 networks worldwide carried the broadcast. With only one week’s notice, then Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee spearheaded an effort for GPI that garnered the support for this event from 48 of the U.S. Governors.
Twenty-four State Governors issued proclamations supporting the International Day of Prayer. Over 430,000 letters and contacts were sent out for the event, as some 1 million churches, mosques, and synagogues as well as other places of worship were included in the preparations for the event.
In August of 1999, GPI and Dr. K.A. Paul along with then Kenyan President Daniel Moi hosted a rally for world peace in commemoration of the embassy bombing that took place one year earlier in Nairobi. Hundred of African leaders attended the event and paid tribute to the innocent victims of the terrorist attack.
Dr. K.A. Paul and GPI have been involved in peace diplomacy on behalf of humanity in many of the world’s most troubled places including China, Yugoslavia, Cuba, Pakistan, India, Iraq, Haiti, Liberia, Venezuela, Libya and Burundi. 15 million households have become partners to promote peace and love in their neighborhoods.
In August of 2000, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former South African President Nelson Mandela, and several African presidents met to negotiate a peace agreement between the Hutus and Tutsies. War between these factions had resulted in more than a million deaths. The efforts of Clinton and Mandela succeeded in bringing 16 of the 19 political factions together to sign a peace accord in Burundi. A few weeks later (September 17, 2000), Dr. Paul led a peace rally in Burundi. Thousands of Hutus and Tutsies attended. Dr. Paul challenged the crowds and their political leaders to lay down their hatred and desire for revenge and take up the cause of peace. As a result, the remaining three leaders who had earlier rejected the peace accord agreed to sign it. During that same peace rally, local families through GPI’s street Children’s Initiative adopted 1,118 children orphaned as a result of the genocide.