Alternatives to Violence Project
Every year that funding is available, Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops are presented in Nicaragua. AVP helps workshop attendees develop creative and effective ways to resolve conflicts without violence. Friends Kit and Evelyn Pilgrim began funding and presenting AVP workshops with ProNica since 2003. Nicaraguan participants are always eager for more.
Spanish and English workshops are well attended in San Pablo, Matagalpa, Managua, Estelí and San Marcos. Participants report rewards in their personal and work lives. One young woman used her new skills to thwart her brother’s harassment to relinquish her week’s pay for his use. She just walked away instead of suffering physical harm.
AVP workshops are supported by donations. $500 will fund a workshop for 15 participants. Plans to train Nicaraguan workshop leaders await funds. Local AVP leaders mean more workshops to reach more people. These new skills help Nicaraguans reduce violence in their lives and communities.
To support this project, mark your donation, AVP.