Since public schools in El Salvador are only half-day and often lack basic resources (e.g., computers, books, paper) students need support to succeed. For this, students go to their IP community “biblioteca”, which serves as an informal education center for homework support, books, computers, internet, and classes in reading, writing, math, art, and computer skills.
As the only community building, the “biblioteca” is also the place where the community meets and celebrates.
|In each community, a local resident serves as a paid “facilitator” and receives supervision and monthly training to teach using “hands-on” learning activities that are relevant and fun.
A committee of parents and volunteers support the facilitator by planning activities and events.
|Community Gardens provide a “hands on” way for students to learn key concepts in science, math and other relevant educational topics
|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.
Education Center Sponsors
The children and families who benefit from our “bibliotecas” want to thank the generous donors who make this dream a reality each year!
- El Aceituno – Friends of Aceituno
- Alegria – Seattle Foundation
- Cacahuatal – Perry Saidman
- Hacienda Vieja – Friends of Hacienda Vieja
- Palo Grande – Weinfeld Education Group (WEG) and Friends
If you want further information as to how to join one of these donor groups, contact firstname.lastname@example.org