“In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly officially accepted the date of November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is our commitment to promote a culture of non-violence and mutual respect for the sexes – to promote a life free of violence.” – Bartol Kašić Elementary School in Vinkovci, Croatia
How did they do it?
Adrijana Cvrkovic Lasic/Director/Prof. explains it all!
♥ While searching on internet sites of organizations dealing with preventing violence, protecting victims of domestic violence, and providing legal and interesting programs we have come across your site.
♥ We were immediately attracted to the quality of work and interest, and useful work for the community.
♥ I was looking for something striking and interesting for the age of our students. Then I found your site on the internet and thought – that is what we need for our school.
♥ We are an elementary school that has 490 students from 1st-8th grade, aged 6-14 years.
♥ We found a lot of common interests, and we admire your contribution.
♥ We are very fascinated by the Purple Hands Pledge®.
♥ In our school, we implement prevention programs, for the prevention of violence. Yesterday we had an event on preventing violence among youth.
♥ Our students are looking forward to talking about the Hands Project and exchanging experiences about life and common interests.
♥ All our students have promised- Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting.
♥ We repeat the Purple Hands Pledge® and Purple Hands of all our students are in the school hallway as a visual reminder.