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Virtues Project Fiji

by Virtues Project International Association
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Virtues Project Fiji
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Virtues Project Fiji
Virtues Project Fiji
Virtues Project Fiji

Summary

With the economic impact of covid 19 in Fiji bringing job losses and depression there has been an increase in violence against women and children. The youth, trained with the virtues project and puppets, continue to make a huge impact visiting communities and teaching government officials about how the virtues project operates to change the way people respond to their messages and each other. In recognition the Red cross and other agencies request their voluntary support for their programs.

$25,000
total goal
$6,592
remaining
130
donors
6
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

The people of Fiji need to learn the skills available in The Virtues Project to address the issue of violence against women and children. Virtues Project Fiji has trained puppeteers to reach children and teach then to deal with bullying. This project increases that activity and will add the support of trained women and men as PEACEMAKERS to reach out to the communities to give them the 'tools' they need to deal with these problems. Funds for travel, training and communications are required.

Solution

The 5 strategies of The Virtues Project - speak the language of the virtues with 100 defined qualities, recognize teachable moments, set clear boundaries, honor the spirit and counseling - are the tools people need to address these problems. 20 PEACEMAKERS will be people using these tools in their own lives and can teach others in 8 communities (2,000 people) how to use them. Counseling will be particularly important at the beginning as people seek ways to heal from their trauma.

Long-Term Impact

The project will work with 100 people out of whom 20 or more will become PEACEMAKERS. As they make changes in the communities it will be visible to the authorities seeking solutions to the current situation. The project will continue to train PEACEMAKERS as the impact of their work becomes clear.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.virtuesproject.com
The Virtues Project website
Virtues Project Fiji Facebook Page
Val HIlliker, ventriloquist website

Organization Information

Virtues Project International Association

Location: Calgary, AB - Canada
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @hashtag/vpia
Project Leader:
Verona Lucas
Calgary, AB Canada
$18,408 raised of $25,000 goal
 
460 donations
$6,592 to go
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