Crece Bilingual School in Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico has been doing the Purple Hands Pledge since 2000 annually during February and in the spring. Children, parents, teachers, and community members take the Purple Hands Pledge at school and community events, totaling an average of 1,500 pledges each year. Participation has grown over the years and the number of community partners has expanded to include local media, police officers, firefighters, and local business owners, to name a few. The local TV station covered a 2011 Hands Project community event that was a tremendous success! Click here to view news footage http://www.numerounoonline.com/main/puerto-penasco/buscan-ninos-del-colegio-bilingue-crece-concientizar-a-adultos-sobre-la-no-violencia
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Students at Calgary Christian Academy celebrate bring Hands Project to St. Thomas, US Virgin IslandsSince 2012 three schools on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands have adopted the Hands Project. An official chapter was established by Judy Barzey, M.D. a mother and practicing endocrinologist. Dr. Barzey has recruited chapter members comprised of local leaders to implement the Hands Project across the island. Separate parent and teacher trainings have been conducted and well received. Ann Kelly provided the trainings and presented at that Youth Gang Violence Summit where high school students from the island attended. Community members welcomed the Hands Project with open arms, celebrating their opportunity to make a lasting positive impact.
Families Against Violence Program reaches over 7,000 students in Northwest Province of South Africa!The Families against Violence Awareness Program (FAMSA) adopted the Hands Project in 2010 and has been implemented in forty nine schools in the Northwest Province of South Africa (cities include: Potchefstroom, Klerksdorp, Stilfontein, Orkney, Vryburg and Rustenburg). They have reached over seven thousand students with eighty six percent indicating that taking the Pledge will make a difference in their lives.
“Violence and abuse are at epidemic proportions in our society. By incorporating the goal of the Hands & Words Program to end abuse and violence the cycle of violence can be broken and a step towards a violence free generation becomes a possibility.”
During a recent visit to the Oregon State Capitol, Salem OR 3 Russian students, Hands Project founder Ann Kelly, teacher Olga Volnycheva and Oregon Senator Kate Brown.First school in Russia to implement the Hands Project! Students at Polytechnic take The Pledge every day! (more…)