We finished our second phase of Brain Education in El Salvador with great results!
At this point, 90 educators are trained and certified in Brain Education in 4 schools and over 150 children from 3rd to 9th grade have received Brain Education. Teachers feel they can manage the students and the school environment in a much more balanced and creative way. The children who received the education now know how to better deal with their stressful environment, many of them are getting better grades and are more focused on their life goals. The National Education Director from the Ministry of Education came to an event we organized in one of the schools, a school with over 50% absenteeism and a long history of violence and sexual abuse inside the school, and expressed "the whole school has changed its atmosphere, I see happy faces, I see motivated people, it's really amazing". In Distrito Italia, the Swimming Pool for Peace is activated, with daily BE and swimming classes provided by IBREA-trained staff.
In November, we gave a workshop to a group of students and faculty members in the University of El Salvador (UES). They were very satisfied and have decided to continue collaborating with IBREA and the Global Cyber University through joint research on the impact of Brain Education on stress management and violence.
The biggest news resulting from this second phase of Brain Education in El Salvador is that, motivated by the outcomes in the 4 schools, the Government has decided to expand the program nationwide. We are creating the plan to start in a network of 180 leading schools accross the country.
This is a big turning point!! We encourage you to grab the opportunity to be a part of this beautiful process of expansion. Tell your friends, family members, people in your community...use your energy to support this cause!!! You can be a part of it by: donating, finding possible donors, or offering your volunteer work for IBREA or refer other people that can volunteer. If you want to volunteer, please sign up for our 1-week World Youth Leadership program which takes place in New York and is a prerequisite for you to work with us in the field. The next one is January 6-12 2013, and the following one will take place sometime in July. Call us at 2123190848 with your ideas and your choices!
Also, for those of you who are not IBREA members, please become members before the end of 2012. You will receive Salvadorian coffee grown by local farmers ;-)) You can see (and share) the promotional video in the link below.
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