Presented by: Cristina Castillo Rodriguez
How do we address death and illness from childhood or adolescence? Who speaks with children and young people on this issue? How do you educate them to be prepared for their own illness and loss of loved ones? How can we help other people around us discover the privilege of caring?
A compassionate school is committed to stimulating the participation of students in community development to be able to care for those with advanced chronic disease and at the end of life. It provides the opportunity for students to understand the benefits of helping others, the cycle of life, illness and death. It also prepares teachers via unique training to support students and families when they experience illness or bereavement.
Todos Contigo Programme offers schools the opportunity to become a “Compassionate Educational Centre”. Twelve schools are currently participating in the programme and the Altasierra School has already been given the full recognition for the involvement in this initiative since November 2014. Palliative Care is now a new subject to learn in the Altasierra School.