Fighting Poverty With Education
Summary of IP Programs
IP Education Centers – “bibliotecas”

In rural El Salvador, children go to schools that lack basic resources – from paper to books to computers. Classes are only half a day. IP Education Centers fill the gap, providing access to books, computers, internet as well as a place to study, homework help, and classes in reading, writing, math, art, and computer skills.

IP Scholarships and Academic Support

Too often, even the brightest students in rural El Salvador don’t go to school because their parents cannot afford the costs. IP scholarships offer hope and opportunity to a student, a family, and a community that can thrive when people gain an education.

Capacity Building for Community Leaders

IP programs promote capacities of local leaders and fund their community development projects and bring US delegations to live and work with community members.

Disabilities Initiative

IP provides practical support to facilitate social and educational inclusion for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Early Childhood Initiative

Pre-school prepares children for school by promoting early development and school readiness prior to first grade.

Note: To address issues related to COVID-19, IP has taken a number of steps to protect participants including: required mask wearing, social distancing, use of hand sanitizer, temperature checks at entry, outdoor activities and sending students home who have symptoms, and daily sanitation procedures.