About We Are Stronger Charity
The charity We Are Stronger was founded on the 29th of May 2017 by Olga Venosa. It is a Charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), and a registered charity in the UK (no.1181286) and Italy (CF93503990728).
The charity aims to help targets of bullying through:
- antibullying prevention programmes and workshops in schools, colleges, universities, and corporates
- legal advise
- telephone line
- one to one psychotherapy and counseling support
- events to spread awareness and fundraising
It also cooperates with universities' neuroscience research departments.
Our team of professionals developed new methodologies engaging in various activities directed to break through current knowledge and experience.
The charity role model module: inspired by the founder’s life, the role model is an essential element of our methodology used to develop resilience, build strength and drive empowerment.
Filling the gap: the charity wants to raise awareness and intervene to prevent bullying on school transportation. Research shows that this is a place where a high incidence of bullying commonly occurs
Our studies and findings provide reasonable ground to believe this phenomenon can be reduced.
We strive to allow new generations to live the life they deserve.
Our operating model maximises the number of volunteers overpaid staff in order to allocate more funds as possible to the actual cause.
About the Founder and Chair Olga Venosa
Olga is a financial professional with southern Italian background; she lived in 6 different countries from her twenties and now based in London. She is a child abuse , bullying and eating disorder survivor. She was able to completely reprogram her brain and able to live a lovely life; her passion for neuroscience and dancing practise helped her to succeed in completely removing any traumatic trigger, depression and anxiety.
Her dream was to have an international charity to help anyone in need and provide a real-life example that no matter how difficult it can be, we can always make it.
About the Project - SMILING CHOC - Kindness Is All Around
The project aims to prevent and diminish bullying, to combat it with the correlated eating disorder that could arise, as increasing health and mental health in primary schools.
Educational activities such as reading, adopted with thematic like bullying and eating disorder, are deemed to be effective for prevention, and positively influence the growth, nutrition and health of a child.
Our methodology and activities are based on national and international studies, challenging any other model, filling gaps and providing new methods of dealing with bullying and correlated problems.
To Impact the youngest, it is important to promote positive behaviors without ignoring the necessity to operate with the goal of diminishing problematic demeanors.
Intervention programmes that promote children's growth require the development of either positive actions and thoughts, in addition to the prevention of troubled and antisocial behaviours.
The project gives identity to the bully and the target of bullying, provides empowering tool to both characters, creating authentic and responsible relationships between the two, and a stronger self-awareness.
Also the right tools are provided to create a mechanism that persuades any child to report physical, psychological violence or any eating disorder to any “role model” (Adults source of inspiration that the child trusts and admires).
Activities and Plan
There will be a combination of activities, from We Are Stronger Charity anti-bullying programme ones, to the distribution of the book “Kindness Is All Around”. The aim of the book is to lead children, to establish a balanced relationship with food and to build healthy eating habits from childhood, helping them to prevent eating disorders, to build strong relationships with peers, respect diversities and overcome bullying. The book has been written by We Are Stronger with the collaboration of the charity's psychologists and nutritionists on the dedicated aspect, to spread awareness, educate on bullying and prevent it.
- Book distribution: each school will receive one book per children plus 10 books for their library (to allow future students to learn from it)
- Book presentation: the writer will be presenting her book and having an open discussion with the children
- Anti-bullying intervention activities: educational psychologists will provide one week training to each school, they will work 1 hour with each school's classroom.
- Target audience: primary school children
- Training: can be provided in person or via web (to conform to Covid-19 Government rules)
- Prevent and diminish bullying and possible correlated eating disorder
- Increasing health and mental health in primary schools
- Create group integration and support
- Stimulate intellectual and emotional management
- Increase abuse report
Please visit our page https://wearestrongercharity.org to learn more about us.