EDUCATION – INSPIRE, MOTIVATE, ENGAGE
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.
Almost a thirty years 'experience of interacting with youth is one of our strongest assets when we create and deliver our educational programs. We have a specific focus on young people - from children to young adults - but we now deliver also programs dedicated to adults on many issues as gender equality, sexual harassment, and mobbing prevention to name a few.
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.
Knowledge is power!