Virtues Workhouse

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The aim of the project is to support the moral and spiritual education of young people from highschools in Ichtiman, Kostenetz and Dolna banya.


Secondary aims:

  • To build skills for teaching and practicing virtues in the everyday lives of young people between the age of 16-18.
  • To enrich the professional competence of teachers in four schools.
  • To increase the social awareness about the benefits of practicing virtues to the personal development of young people.

The project tries to implement the established experience in the moral and spiritual education of children and youth in more than 85 countries on 5 continents.

Target group: 480 young people between the ages 16-18 from the following highschools: Proffesional Highschool “Georgi Sava Rakovski” and “St. Kliment Ohridski” highschool in Kostenetz, “Neofit Rilski” highschool in Dolna Banya and “Hristo Botev” highschool in Ihtiman.

36 young people from the target group will receive special training on teaching virtues, in order to transfer their experience to their peers in 16 classes.

Pedagogical teams leading the home-room teacher classes also took part in the project. They will have training and will coordinate and monitor the transfer of experience between the young people.

Expected results:

  • Compiled guide – “Teaching Virtues methodology” and compiled teaching materials.
  • 36 young people will have a specialized training for teaching and practicing virtues to their peers
  • 480 young people who will be trained by their peers to practice their virtues
  • Increased moral criteria of the young people, decreased influence of risk factors, such as violence, addictions, prostitution, trafficking, etc.
  • Improved relations between classmates, students and teachers in the four schools.
  • Enlarged professional experience of the pedagogical teams in the moral and spiritual education of young people.
  • Social awareness of the benefits of practicing virtues and a better understanding of the needs of young people.

Duration: The project will be carried on in the period 05 august 2011 – 04 august 2012.

Partners: “Love That Child” Foundation.

Funding: The project is financed through the 2011 State Budget Law of Bulgaria.

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