[Not a valid template]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.