Help children in El Salvador overcome trauma

 
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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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Isabel Guzman

New York, NY United States

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