The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Glasswing International formed an alliance aimed at “Building Communities to Foster Youth Development” The $500,000 project is was funded by a grant of $250,000 from USAID together with matching funds from private sector partners, including Transactel and Hanesbrands El Salvador, and designed to connect private businesses with Salvadoran youth in communities that remain vulnerable to crime and violence. Though the alliance, volunteers from participating businesses donated their time and talent in teaching classes such as art, English, and public speaking to local schoolchildren, while working with school administrators to improve deteriorated infrastructure, and to train principals, teachers, and parental committees in fundraising and school management. Initial funds were used to support programs in four public schools located in San Salvador, San Juan Opico and Santa Tecla, which together benefited more than 4,000 students, parents, and community members.
|Location||El Salvador, Latin America and Caribbean|
|Value||USD 500 Thousand|