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.”
Documents and Media
- Families Against Violence Program (PDF) – PowerPoint presentation containing information about the FAMSA and its implementation of the Hands Project. Includes photos and testimonials from students.
- Purple Hands Bear Program (PDF)PowerPoint presentation containing information about the FAMSA and its implementation of the Purple Hands Bear curriculum.
- Press release (PDF) – Announces FAMSA’s adoption of the Hands Project.