EDUCATION – INSPIRE, MOTIVATE, ENGAGE

Our approach is based on a belief in the transformative power of education and its potential to build and ensure a strong base for tolerance, empathy, acceptance and respect for human rights.

 

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When young people experience positive inner change, they are more likely to become the change they wish to see.

AIMING FOR THE ROOT, NOT THE BLAME

Our educational focus is based on both, prevention and intervention, and on measures that address root issues, rather than punish behaviour or feed blame.

More than twenty years’ experience of interacting with young people is one of our strongest assets when we create and deliver our educational programs.

Non-Violence Education – Schools For Peace

These years have crafted our educational approach, based on:

1. TRANSFORMATIVE INSIGHTS

We encourage students to raise questions themselves, and become reflective and active learners. They are encouraged to listen to different points of view, share experiences and opinions in a respectful way, ask critical questions, and resolve conflicts. We help students to see old events, people and structures in a new light and with new perspectives. We allow them to question their previous assumptions and values. Reflection and dialogue enables them to transform the way they see themselves, their communities, and the world.

2. creativity and interaction

Our students are encouraged to use their vibrant energy, creativity and active potential to promote peace and social justice with their friends, families and within their own communities.

3. EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Our students learn through experience by participating in fun and engaging activities that encourage critical thinking, problem solving and decision making in the contexts that are personally relevant to them. This type of learning also makes opportunities for debriefing and consolidation of ideas through feedback, reflection and the application of the ideas and skills to new situations.

4. HOLISTIC VIEWS

We engage in developing the whole person and allow room for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development. We consider the human being multi-dimensional and we shed light on conscious and unconscious aspects as well as rational and irrational behaviours.

5. LOCAL EMPOWERMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE RESULTS

We empower the local community around our students by transferring knowledge, building capacity development, support and training. Local NVP staff interact with school managements, teachers, students, and other community members to strengthen the ability to provide relevant programs and effective and sustainable results.

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Knowledge is power!