The approach, materials, training programs and projects, that are continuously being developed, draw on input from educators from diverse cultures, religions and traditions, giving it universal appeal and an active presence in 65 countries.
We wish to acknowledge the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University for its extensive contribution to the early stages of development of Living Values Education, including the dissemination and support of LVE through their global network of centers and their relationships with educators. We would like to thank them for their continued cooperation in providing support or partnership when such is desired by a national LVE group.
We would also like to thank the many professional educators and artists who contributed to the initial LVE series of books, and the subsequent books for children at risk.
Our sincere appreciation is extended to the following organizations for their support of LVE in its beginning stages:
Special thanks goes to the many dedicated LVE coordinators and trainers around the world who served as volunteers, creating a strong foundation for the future.
Since the formation of the Association for Living Values Education International (ALIVE) in 2004, LVE has been able to benefit more educators, children, young adults and communities through the involvement of a host of other organizations, agencies, governmental bodies, foundations, community groups and individuals. The dedication of educators around the world has generated increased enthusiasm for Values Education, fostering children’s healthy development and quality based learning. ALIVE appreciates the additional specialized LVE resource materials that provide further avenues to contribute to the wellbeing of children and youth at risk.
We would like to acknowledge the following organizations for becoming ALIVE Associates, acting as the lead for LVE in their country and training educators in schools and agencies to implement LVE while fulfilling their broader mandate:
There are many examples of collaborative partnerships. Only the ALIVE Associates and Focal Points for LVE know the full extent of cooperation and partnerships in their own country. However, we would like to acknowledge the partnerships that we are aware of, as follows:
Vietnam – LVE has been disseminated widely through partnerships with:
Israel – the ALIVE Associate works with:
They have jointly developed a project to implement values in schools and in the communities and reinforce the values base of volunteering as a way of life.
Spain – the national LVE entity has had a collaborative contract with the Fundación Cultura de Paz since 2001. They are also in collaboration with:
Paraguay – the ALIVE Associate has received cooperation from:
and is in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Colegio Aula Viva to provide more training to educators.
Switzerland – when conducting its program in a number of countries in West and Central Africa, the Swiss Association for Living Values received collaboration from UNESCO/BREDA (Regional Office for Education in Africa) and a number of National Commissions for UNESCO, as well as cooperation from many other organizations and individuals.
The following contributed through generous sponsorship:
Brazil – the ALIVE Associate, Instituto Vivendo Valores, has provided training to thousands of teachers, including street educators who work with children in difficult circumstances.The trainings have been made in three ways: for a specific school or NGO; open programs, where educators from some schools or NGOs participate; or collective programs for a town or a region of a city.
Also trainings have been held in São Paulo for the Young Offenders agency, the CASA Foundation. These educators from numerous outside agencies and private and public schools have facilitated the exploration and development of values with more than 500,000 young people in normal schools and 75,000 street children. We would like to thank each one of these agencies for their contribution to these children, and especially acknowledge:
for their assistance to children, young adults and the community through a new LVE project in an especially vulnerable neighbourhood in Sao Paulo,
Other ALIVE Associates have received cooperation from national UNICEF committees and Rotary Clubs, and other organizations as well as individuals.
None of the above cooperation would have been possible without the dedication, work and love of the educators who believe in Values Education, the LVE national teams around the world, the ALIVE Associates and Focal Points for LVE, the LVE trainers and volunteers, and those who serve on the ALIVE board and International Advisory Committee. We would like to thank each one of you for your work towards safe, healthy, caring, quality learning environments for children and a better world for all.