Silent. But rather active and effective.
That is the characteristic of the work, done through the team of DPC-trainers and facilitators in the past months and years. Silent at least on the DPC-blog. Therefore a short update.
In 2011 and 2012 (so far) we have had 12 official DPC-trainings, in countries like Canada, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, United States. And we heard about workshops with parts of the training. We have had 2 Trainings of Trainers. At this moment we have 795 facilitators, 32 trainers and associate trainers, 6 coaches.
Trainings are scheduled in a couple of countries – sometimes without knowing whether the finances can be found to get it done. This deals especially with trainings in Asia and Africa.
The most intense application of DPC at the moment is in the USA, where the methodology is combined with the concept of the High Performing Community (HPC). The results: many youngsters, which were caught into several youth gangs, stepped out of the gangs, went back to school. Some of them also dedicate their time to draw the attention for ways out of the gangs to other youngsters. It has led to an Award from the US-Federal Government in 2010. Now new groups and cities are looking for the application of this powerful combination.
Steadily we continue to work on ‘peaceful change’. A long way to go. As we also say: Look up – you are not alone!