Currently, Salvadoran youth living in municipalities with high crime rates have twice the chance of being unemployed than the rest of the population. However, if these youth are successfully integrated into the workforce, their collective potential could significantly boost economic growth in El Salvador as they become fully qualified and productive citizens.
USAID’s $25 million Education for Children and Youth project provides access to quality education for over 370,000 lower secondary (7th to 9th grade) students in 750 schools located in high crime communities. The project contributes to USAID’s Global Education Strategy to increase equitable access to education in crisis and conflict environments for 15 million learners.
The Superate Program was founded by the Sagrera Palomo Foundation in El Salvador in 2004. With private sector funding, Superate serves underprivileged students from public schools, ages 13 through18, who have demonstrated high academic performance and who have a high desire and potential for self-improvement.
USAID’s contribution of $16.8 million to the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Return and Reintegration in the Northern Triangle Program assists in providing services to help returning migrants reintegrate into local communities, and to alert the public on the risks of irregular migration.
USAID’s SolucionES project brings together five leading Salvadoran non-profit organizations that have formed an alliance to prevent crime and violence. The project receives $20 million from USAID and will leverage an additional $22 million mainly from private businesses during a five-year period for a total contribution of $42 million for crime and violence prevention in El Salvador.
Last updated: November 07, 2016