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We are now surfing a bigger wave than ever before as people in Costa Rica and other countries are responding to BePeace. The energy is moving rapidly and the steps are becoming clearer. Consequently, I want to share an update with those who said they feel called to this vision. In this way, you can "see" with me the important pieces that are falling into place and also what is needed to further manifest this vision.

Here is how the Costa Rican vision is unfolding:

We continue to provide BePeace support to the majority of teachers (218) in our county of Santa Ana. Under our new “Train the Facilitators” philosophy we are now pleased to see some of our schools move towards self-sufficiency.

In addition we are still exploring ideas to engage community members in the hopes of creating an entire BePeace community. We will begin by meeting with the mayor and other officials to invite them to join us in this endeavor and to take the training themselves.

We met with the Association of Business for Development (similar to the United Way in the US) recently and they are wholeheartedly joining with us in the vision of a model BePeace county. Their aim is to support our county model soon and then present it to the Ministry of Education as a model they will suggest be elevated to the national level.

Oceans of peace,
Rita Marie Johnson

Passing the skills of “feeling peace” and “speaking peace”
from generation to generation.
 

Costa Rican teacher, February 2008, after 40-hour BePeace course:  Thank you for making us a part of your dream! read more

Costa Rican teacher, Ivette Lopez:  It is a privilege to be part of such an important project that will change a paradigm and in this way help all human beings to create a better world.  I’m committed from my heart and I’m willing to continue with the program as long as needed. read more