Stopping the Violence

by Ba Futuru / For the Future

Summary

Ba Futuru is working to stop the use of violence against children in the classroom in Timor-Leste! Help to support positive learning environments for children in one of the world's newest countries. Every little bit makes a big difference!
$25,000
total goal
$17,120
remaining
87
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Despite the "Zero Tolerance" policy on violence against students in the classroom declared by the Minister of Education in 2008, students in classrooms across Timor-Leste continue to experience slapping, hitting and beating with sticks as discipline methods. This physical punishment has lasting negative consequences on the well-being of children.

Solution

This project will train teachers and teacher trainers on Child Protection and Positive Discipline principles, strategies and techniques. This training will equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to be able to better protect their students from abuse and neglect, and assist those who are victims of maltreatment. Simultaneously, it will equip them with the skills to diminish the use of corporal punishment in the classroom, thereby providing safer and more productive learning environment.

Long-Term Impact

More than one hundred teachers will be directly trained per year, and teacher trainers from each of Timor-Leste's 13 districts will be trained to use the training materials to train additional teachers in all districts, which means over time violence against children will be eradicated in schools across Timor-Leste impacting hundreds of thousands of children.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.bafuturu.org
Ba Futuru Website
Overview of Ba Futuru's Work
Ba Futuru's Skateboard Park
Ba Futuru's Drama Group

Organization Information

Ba Futuru / For the Future

Location: Dili - East Timor
Website: http:/​/​www.bafuturu.org
Project Leader:
Sierra James
Dili, Dili East Timor

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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