This evaluation and training project will provide the government of Tanzania with proof that The Virtues Project is a viable alternative to caning and should be implemented to end the emotional, psychological, and even physical crippling of children in Tanzania. The training will provide teachers and parents with positive discipline and moral development tools.
The challenge is how to stop caning without a replacement model for discipline and moral development. Children, teachers, parents and the community are all affected when children are raised in unhealthy environments. Children are not learning. Illiteracy is on the rise. Teachers and parents need tools. Implementing The Virtues Project program will give teachers and parents positive discipline and moral development tools they need to help their children succeed.
The evaluation project will prove the effectiveness of implementing The Virtues Project into six schools as an alternative to corporal punishment. The training will equip teachers and students with five strategies for positive discipline and moral development that they will begin to use day one. Implementing the strategies in the school will create a positive learning environment. Teachers and students will share with parents, helping improve parenting skills and home environment.
Positive evaluation from implementation of The Virtues Project program in these pilot schools will provide the proof necessary for their government to accept and allocate funding for schools to continue piloting the program and scale across Tanzania. Teachers receive necessary training. Caning is replaced with positive discipline in Tanzania. The physical and emotional crippling of children from corporal punishment will end. Illiteracy rates drop, children thrive academically in Tanzania.