Clenir Xavier dos Santos

CLENIR XAVIER DOS SANTOS is the Lifewords Pavement Project global director and is part of the Lifewords international executive team. She is a trained social worker and psychologist, and she specializes in marital and family psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic, London. Since 1999, Clenir has been in the leadership of the Pavement Project, operating in twenty-one countries. She also founded and spent fifteen years directing a local church’s project with street children in Rio de Janeiro. Clenir was elected and served for two years as a member of the Brazil National Children’s Rights Council. She currently lives in Rio de Janeiro, is a pastor’s widow, and is inspired daily by her three children and grandsons.