♥ Olga Volnycheva, an award-winning teacher, and a group of her students discovered the Purple Hands Pledge® during their visit to Wood Middle School in Wilsonville, Oregon in 2002.
♥ Polytechnic High School was the first school in Russia to implement the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project®. Olga began a partnership with our education organization by implementing the Purple Hands Pledge® within her school and her local community.
A Glimpse of Olga’s Activism in her city of Khabarovsk, Russia prior to immigrating to Portland, Oregon in 2005, where she continued her teaching career and activism in the United States:
♥ Teachers Training Institution
♥ Summer Camps – Polytechnic High School
♥ Local TV, Radio and Website Announcements
♥ Presentation to the Teachers of Regional Schools
♥ Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
♥ Youth City Forum – “Kindness Gives Birth to Kindness”
♥ Academy of Law and Economy – Model of United Nations
♥ Inspired other educators to implement the Purple Hands Pledge® in Russian Schools
♥ United Nation Convention on the Rights of Child and Children’s Rights Protection