Press release -
The Non Violence Project Foundation (NVPF) reduced violence on 4 continents in 2018
1 BILLION CHILDREN worldwide experience physical, sexual or emotional violence. (1)
We need to put an end to violence in the world and teach young people, our future leaders, how to resolve conflicts peacefully.
The Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF) shares the 2018 Evaluation Report which outlines the foundation's contribution to the global effort in creating a more peaceful and less violent world. In 2018, NVPF has reached out to 91,704 students, 2472 teachers/trainers and 178 schools across the globe.
This document demonstrates the impact of our educational programs on youth, adults and communities affected by our actions. This is achieved through the systematic use of our assessment tool applied to all countries where we are working. It also provides an overview of our actions in six countries: Denmark, India, Japan, Mexico, Sweden and Uganda.
"Based on the results gathered, we are pleased to confirm that our education efforts are indeed serving for making a much needed change in the world. The positive improvement that participants experience through the development of their social, emotional and cognitive (SEL) skills are key indicators that prove that there is a real impact on reducing violent behaviour," says Ivana Busljeta, Global Director of Education, NVPF.
More than twenty-five years of experience in youth and adult education has enabled us to set up increasingly effective education programmes. The foundation has received numerous awards such as the Presidents call to service award by Barack Obama or the Daily light award by Bill Clinton.
"World leaders, departments of education, schools and many others must act to stem the violence and we strongly believe that the solution is through education, as this report demonstrates. Our work depends on donations, sponsors and the support of volunteers from all over the world. We aim to have reached 10 million young people, teachers and sports coaches by 2025 while reducing violence by 30% in the regions where we are active," said Blaise Oberson, CEO of NVPF.
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Blaise Oberson, CEO, NVPF
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Ivana Busljeta, Director of Global Education, NVPF
The Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to inspire, motivate and engage young people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully. NVPF was founded in 1993 in Switzerland and has educated more than 8 million young people, teachers, and sports coaches on five continents. www.nonviolence.com