The Non-Violence Project Foundation and Project Playground
Join us on an impactful journey towards a safer and more inclusive world. The Non-Violence Project Foundation and Project Playground have joined forces to support sustainable change for children and youth. We believe that every child and young person should grow up free from violence and abuse, equipped with hope and opportunities for a brighter future.
Our organizations are excited to start a strategic collaboration aimed at making a significant and lasting impact on creating safer communities. This joint project represents a holistic approach to education, leveraging our combined expertise, infrastructure, and systematic work to drive positive change.
In 2024, we aim to strengthen our impact in diminishing violence and abuse affecting children and youth. Our collaboration will primarily target our existing operations in South Africa and Sweden. By focusing on these areas and starting with implementing the project within our existing operations, we aim to create long-term stability and organic growth within the communities and cities we serve.
Over the past decade, South Africa and Sweden have seen a worrying rise in violence. South Africa, known as the world's murder capital, recorded a 12% increase in homicides to 27,200 in 2021/2022. In Sweden, fatal violence involving firearms has doubled in the last ten years.
Our collaboration will focus on:
- Non-Violence Training: Providing training for youth, schools, and adults to promote non-violent conflict resolution and empathy.
- Holistic After-School Initiatives: Implementing long-term programs for children facing exclusion, poverty, and/or abuse.
- Family Support: Extending support to families, recognizing their crucial role in a child's development.
- Train-the-Trainer Approach: Expanding our impact by training educators and community leaders to perpetuate our mission.
Our goal is to raise 100,000 Euros to fund a year-long education and support program benefiting 1,000 children and youths. Your generous contribution will help establish a sustainable model and we hope to be able to expand our impact to other regions, fostering both immediate and long-term project growth.
Join us on an impactful journey towards a safer and more inclusive world. Your active participation in this project is a vital contribution to building a brighter future for children, youth, and communities.