The Positive 'Ripple Effect' in action
Receiving an awesome Haka from one of the amazing groups we have the privilege to work with as part of our partner-program with Women’s Refuge.
We say violence creates ripples, like dropping a stone in a pond, which touch all of the shores around it. Which is why we learn self-defence to prevent it, control it, and protect against it.
The good news is...
Empathy, respect, self-control, self-awareness, confidence, and empowerment also create ripples. Powerful ones.
This is one of the ways we change the statistics of violence in our country...We reach our young people with this information early and give them the power of choice.
For all of the worst of humanity I see every day, it is over-shadowed by the immense strength of the human spirit I see demonstrated with every one of the hundreds of survivors we work with and all of the amazing attendees who want to change things for the better.
I am encouraged and believe these young people will make real positive change.