Building on strengths, the "character and values education" program relies on identifying students' internal resources through the use of various means. The program enables the students to notice their internal resources and teaches them how to use such resources in their lives. The program has been developed based on Seligman and Peterson (1998)'s inventory of strengths model (VIA). Also an integrated part of the curriculum, the program consists of some programs related to character education courses and school projects that aim to develop strengths. The three main targets of the program are noticing and using one's existing strengths, developing new strengths, and recognizing/making others recognize other people's strengths.
Strengths of character are a person's positive individual characteristics. These are relatively permanent characteristics which are observed in individuals in the long term. Such strengths including courage, honesty, perseverence, and love are generally referred to as "strengths of character and virtues". Strength-based character education is built on the fact that every student has character strengths, but that each student's primary strengths vary and can be improved.
As a result of the introduction of the Strength Based Character and Values Education of Bilfen, it is expected that students' satisfaction, welfare, level of happiness and academic achievement will maximize whereas their probable problems and negative thinking tendency will minimize.