Ba Futuru.org

Transformation Through the Arts

All links are inside of the same URL, just click on the lonks of the homepage.About: Ba Futuru, meaning “For the Future,” is a peacebuilding organization located in Timor-Leste (East Timor). The organization’s mission is to build a culture of peace and non-violence in Timor Leste (East Timor) by developing the values, skills, knowledge and wellbeing of conflict-affected, vulnerable and at-risk young people, and those who care for them. To this end, Ba Futuru engages children and youth in artistic conflict resolution and human rights activities, offers training for people working with children, and provides capacity development for government officials. (full text).

Contact:

  • Email;
  • East Timor: Ba Futuru, Rua Vila Verde, Suco Haksolok Dili, Timor-Leste, + 67 0 724 6022, + 67 0 726 2251;
  • United States: Ba Futuru, 721 Van Wyck Road, Bellingham, WA 98226, USA;
  • Australia: Danielle Ujvari, Board President, University of Melbourne – SAGES, 221 Bouverie St, Carlton, Australia 3053, + 61 0 423 165 161.

Homepage: Ba Futuru engages children and youth in artistic, conflict resolution and human rights activities in East Timor. By facilitating healing among children afected by conflict, raising knowledge of human rights and their relevance in day-to-day living, and encouraging creative expression and co-operation, the Transformative Arts and Human Rights Education (TAHRE) program helps break the cycle of violence.

The TAHRE Program creates a culture of peace by contributing to the potential for a strong, democratic, and human rights-based society. Ba Futuru also offers training for people working with children, and provides capacity development for government officials.

Recently, Ba Futuru developed a Postivie Discipline manual to educate teachers and childcare workers about the negative consequences of violence against children. It also highlights alternatives for effective non-violent discipline. See Ba Futuru’s publications for more information!

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