International Brain Education Association (IBREA)

IBREA Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to educate individuals, communities, and nations to realize the potential of the human brain to bring health, happiness and peace to all of humanity and the Earth.
Feb 27, 2014

Certificate ceremony

Receiving the Brain Education certificate
Receiving the Brain Education certificate

Last Thursday, February 20th, over 180 school principals were certified to teach Brain Education in their schools. Most of them have been practicing throughout the course of the program and have embeded a fully-fledged Brain Education curriculum in their schools for 2014. More than 80 doctors, psicologists, social workers, and technical professionals in charge of managing the health and profesional outcomes of school principals and teachers, were also certified. 

IBREA is in the process of preparing, together with the Salvadorian Ministry of Education and the ISBM (Instituto Salvadoreño de Bienestar Magisterial - the institution taking care of educators' holistic health) the next phase of Brain Education in the country, reaching another group of 200+ people accross all the 14 Departments.

Both institutions have made commitments to institutionalize Brain Education and make it part of their yearly programming moving forward.

We are grateful for your contribution always. We invite you to keep being a part of this dream to bring the benefits of Brain Education to educators, health professionals and government officials and the young future generations they take care of in El Salvador.

Please make your donation today and encourage others to do so too!

Receiving Brain Education certificate
Receiving Brain Education certificate
Happy group from Santa Ana
Happy group from Santa Ana
Practicing together in the ceremony
Practicing together in the ceremony
Jul 8, 2013

Brain Education goes nationwide

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177 school principals, 100 health professionals, 14 regional education directors will receive the Brain Education and Earth Citizen Awareness curriculum. IBREA will work in 4 zones of the country: Santa Ana in the West, San Miguel in the Eastern part, La Paz in the Central part and San Salvador. Each of the 177 principals oversees another 10 schools in average. The program foresees their replication of the curriculum to the principals in those schools too.

The opening event of this third phase took place on July 2nd in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Over 100 people came, including principals and teachers from the previous phases of the program and new participants. Everybody showed big enthusiasm for the staring of the program! IBREA's Vice President, The Vice-Minister of Education and the Director of the ISBM (Instituto Salvadoreño de Bienestar Magisterial - Salvadorian Institute for Educators' Wellbeing) who partially funded this program, gave hopeful speeches and showed a great commitment to the success of the program.

Our objectives include: better health, stress management, self-esteem and motivation, reducing violence in schools, improving academic motivation among students and enhanced conviviality.  The ISBM will carry out a research measuring the impact of the program through pre and post physical evaluations and psicosocial tests.

With this third phase, we want to creat a model in El Salvador which can be replicated in other Central American and Latin American countries.

Let's keep working together for the dream of a healthy and peaceful society in El Salvador. Please make your donations and share with your networks!

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Mar 13, 2013

Reinforcement and final research in 4 schools in San Salvador. Ready for the next phase!

Workshop in the University of El Salvador
Workshop in the University of El Salvador

Earth Citizens are gathering in El Salvador! The goal of Brain Education is to raise awareness about our great humanity as one big family on this earth and actualize that value in our life. 

This last trip to El Salvador has been such a joy (we've been in the country from Feb 12 to March 12). We could witness the fruit of all the education we have been providing to them, and we want to share it with you!

We evaluated the principals' and teachers' own application of Brain Education in the schools. Most of the teachers are giving 10-15 minutes of Brain Education before their classes, others are gathering different classes in the morning in the patio and doing a joint Brain Education class to start the day. Others are teaching in their communities. One teacher is giving Brain Education to her whole church community where she is a leader, she holds classes of 60-70 people weekly. They all reported changes in their students related to better focus, less absenteesm, more motivation, better attention in class. Through intensive 3 hour sessions with each of the schools, this month we reinforced their capacity to teach Brain Education to their students.

In total, over 90 teachers and the principals in 4 schools of San Salvador have now received the education and many of them share how actually the whole culture in the schools has changed, from separtation to collaboration, from negativity to positive attitudes, from a passive mentality to a proactive one. 

Last week, we held a closing ceremony for the project in these 4 schools. It was co-hosted with the Ministry of Education. Everyone received their Brain Education certificate and declared confidently "I am an Earth Citizen!".

We also did another workshop in the University of El Salvador, where we are planning to develop a module for the curriculum of the BA in teaching during the next phase of our program. 

All this would not have been possible without your support. Thank you so much. Please keep spreading the word. As you know the program will go nation-wide to 180 schools soon and it will need a lot of support!!!!

Here's the next opportunity! IMPORTANT NOTICE! Today, March 13th, Globalgiving will match all funds at 30%!!!! Please make your contribution (anything helps!) and get an additional 30% on top of it from GG. If we receive a lot of donations this day, Globalgiving will also give us an additional $1000 to the project. 

PS ;-) During this trip to El Salvador, we got freshly roasted coffee from an organic farm for IBREA members who joined during our last campaign. If you are one of them, you'll soon be enjoying delicious Salvadorian coffee! 

Certificate ceremony by the Ministry of Education
Certificate ceremony by the Ministry of Education
Getting organic coffee for IBREA members & donors
Getting organic coffee for IBREA members & donors
Planning our next steps with the Vice-Dean at UES
Planning our next steps with the Vice-Dean at UES
Happy Hilda practicing
Happy Hilda practicing
Blanca
Blanca's testimony, teaching BE to her community
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