A Breeze of Hope provides school-based sexual violence awareness education to students in Cochabamba, Bolivia. From August 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, through 172 virtual workshops, A Breeze of Hope taught 4,858 students, 275 parents, 452 teachers, and 1,330 professional & justice officials. Using ZOOM, the workshop facilitator noticed a strong trend in virtual sessions that strongly contrasts with in-person workshops – participants’ attention tended to stray as they are multi-tasking. Therefore, she restricted her commentary to 2 to 3 minutes, followed by engaging questions open to all participants. She also allowed students to respond and engaged via chat boxes, which helped shy students engage. This allowed her to address before the whole group issues raised in private chat. In December 2021, the AllPeopleBeHappy foundation awarded a fifth $10,000 Project Grant to support them in continuing their re-opening effort.
Blog #217: Project Grant Update – A Breeze of Hope