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March 7, 2018
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Launch Of 3 Year Project Uganda

launch OF 3-year project to reduce youth violence in Uganda.

250 schools, 2500 teachers, 25 000 students with a total of 250 000 people in communities will be engaged in The Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF)’s educational project in Uganda, thanks to the financial support from the City and the Canton of Geneva in Switzerland.

Students from previous Non-Violence education events.

The 3-year project is an outreach to stem the escalation of youth violence in the country, which has increased partly due to lack of knowledge on how to solve conflicts peacefully and to the high rate of youth unemployment.

The project’s first phase is to train 20 NVPF Master Trainers who then will train teachers in rural and urban schools in the Busoga Sub region of eastern Uganda. The teachers and students will be trained in the three levels of NVPF’s Schools for Peace program over the three years’ period, to ensure a continuous decrease of violence.

NVP Uganda staff outside the office. Photo: janajulian.com

“Thanks to our generous supporters for practically getting on board to address this often ignored problem of youth violence, we are sure that this project will tremendously build the capacity of schools and teachers to manage conflicts and most importantly inspire our young people to become peace builders rather than engaging in violence and risky behaviors.” says Eddy Balina, Country Director of NVP Uganda, established in 2011.

NVPF’s CEO Blaise Oberson thanks the Geneva authorities for their support and says;
“We believe our education programs are the solution to reduce violence in Uganda, as well as in most other parts of the world where violence has increased to unreasonable proportions.”

Trained to inspire, motivate and engage young people to understand how to solve conflicts peacefully.

The Uganda Project will be launched with a ceremony on the 8th of March in NVP Uganda’s Head office in the district of Jinja, with guest speakers from local authorities, partners and other international and national organizations.

For all press and media related requests please contact: Head of Communication, Maria Norberg; Tel. +46 733 862669 Email: maria.norberg@nonviolence.com

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The Non-Violence Project is a non-profit organization created in 1993 with the goal of preventing and reducing violence. The organization is headquartered in Switzerland and is active in many countries around the world. Its symbol, the Knotted Gun, is an international symbol of peace. 
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