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Non-Violence Project Foundation Expands Network to Ecuador, South Africa, and Greece

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Non-Violence Project Foundation Expands Network to Ecuador, South Africa, and Greece

The Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF) is delighted to announce the expansion of its global network with the addition of three new countries: Ecuador, South Africa, and Greece. This significant growth marks a new chapter in our mission to promote peace and non-violence through education and social initiatives worldwide.

South Africa: A Rainbow Nation Committed to Change

South Africa, often referred to as the Rainbow Nation, has a rich history of overcoming adversity and striving for social justice. We are excited to welcome Bafana Nzimande as a new leader in our network. Bafana’s dedication to improving social regulations and fostering a culture of non-violence aligns perfectly with NVPF’s values. His leadership will be instrumental in implementing and enhancing our programs in South Africa, ensuring that we continue to make a positive impact in communities across the country.

Ecuador: Embracing Peace in the Heart of the World

Ecuador, known for its natural beauty and cultural diversity, has recently faced escalating violence. We are honored to welcome Victor Huerta as the Country Director for Ecuador. Victor's personal journey from being a corporate professional to a full-time non-violence activist after surviving a kidnapping in 2020 is a testament to his resilience and dedication. His work in promoting peace through conferences, workshops, and seminars embodies the spirit of NVPF's mission. Victor represents the 17 million Ecuadorians who aspire to live in peace and is committed to making Ecuador a safer place.

Greece: Reviving Ancient Ideals of Peace and Sportsmanship

Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and a nation with a deep-rooted history in sports, is also joining the NVPF family. We proudly introduce Theodoros Babaroutsis as the Country Director for Greece. Coming from a sporting family background, Theodoros has been inspired by the Olympic ideals of fair play and sportsmanship throughout his life. His expertise in Human Resources and experience in mega events will be invaluable as we work together to address various forms of violence, from bullying to domestic violence. Theodoros’s commitment to long-term solutions and education will help build awareness and empower the youth in Greece.

The Movement that Unites for a Non-Violent Future

Anouk Tenten, CEO of The Non-Violence Project Foundation, expressed her excitement about this expansion: “We are thrilled to welcome Ecuador, South Africa, and Greece to our global network. Each of these countries brings unique strengths and perspectives that will enrich our collective efforts to promote non-violence. Together, we are stronger and more capable of creating a world where peace and non-violence prevail.”

As we continue to grow as a unified Non-Violence Project, the foundation remains dedicated to supporting our country directors, trainers, sponsors, and advocates. The addition of these three countries is a testament to our commitment to expanding our reach and impact. By welcoming these three countries, we are now operational in all parts of the world. We look forward to collaborating with our new partners in Ecuador, South Africa, and Greece to create safer, more peaceful communities.

For more information about The Non-Violence Project Foundation and our initiatives, please visit The Non-Violence Project Website or contact NVP.

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We inspire, motivate and engage people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully through raising awareness and education.

The Non-Violence Project Foundation empowers people with creative tools and skills to cultivate awareness and understanding of non-violence, enabling them to overcome violence, leading to a virtuous cycle of positive impact. We believe that knowledge is power, and that creativity can help unlock the full potential of this power through skill-based learning and learning tools that are more engaging, impactful, and relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow.

We have educated more than 9 million people on five continents since the organisation was founded in 1993 in Switzerland. Our education programs and outreach initiatives have won several awards for best practise. President Obama awarded NVP the ”President’s Call to Service Award” in 2011. Other awards include the Presidential Daily Light Award, received by President Bill Clinton, the Paul Harris Fellow Award given by Rotary International, the American National Safety Council Award for best practise and the Weed & Seed Award given by US Justice Department in 2009.

It is thanks to our 30-year legacy, symbol of the Knotted Gun, innovative methods, and a growing community of change advocates like you that we can shape a more peaceful and non-violent world.

We are a non-profit based in Geneva, Switzerland, but operating globally, which means you can join us wherever you are.

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