The SENTE Program has been developed in Porto Alegre, Brazil since 2007 in schools covered by the Santa Cecilia UBS. Inspired by working with Zen Peacemakers International, the program established a partnership with the State School of Elementary Education Ivo Corseuil, located in the neighborhood Petrópolis/POA. In 2011, the SENTE Program became part of the Better Living at School Program, coordinated by the Department of Psychiatry of Childhood and Adolescence of UFRGS, through its school consulting activity and the actions of the Basic Health Unit Santa Cecilia, of the Hospital de Clínicas. Living Better at School offers to the schools in the UBS area consultancy and support network for the forwarding of alternatives for the solution of the problems brought by the school and community. Thus, the SENTE Program is currently working in public schools with students and teachers.
We are training public school teachers who apply the program in the classes they work. We develop the program in K-12, that is, in students from kindergarten to high school.
We are a worldwide movement of Peacemakers who practice meditation, embody the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers (Not Knowing, Bearing Witness, Taking Action), live an ethical life, and do social action as a path of awakening and service. We seek to connect, inspire, support, train, and mobilize Zen Peacemakers throughout the world.
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