Delegation Date: 

July 18, 2015 to August 1, 2015
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El Salvador’s Ministry of Education is well on its way to eradicating illiteracy in the country. Inspired by the Cuban model, the first FMLN government launched its own National Literacy Program in 2009. Since then, tens of thousands of young people have volunteered to lead literacy circles in their communities and over 200,000 people, mostly older adults and women, have learned to read and write!

The Ministry of Education has called for international support for this program – can you help us promote this revolutionary program? CISPES is mobilizing people in the US to join our 3rd Literacy Brigade to El Salvador to learn from the country’s inspiring process of people-centered transformation and what we can do to help defend it. If you want to make a concrete contribution to the people’s liberation through education, please join us this summer!

  • Spanish proficiency required
  • Cost is $1400 – 1950 total: $850 for in-country costs + $150-300 sliding scale registration fee +  $400-800 plane fare
  • Fundraising support and limited scholarships are available

Please direct questions to the National Office brigade coordinator Jacob Blickenov (especially if you don’t live near a CISPES chapter!): jacob(at) (202) 521-2510 ext. 202.

¡Educación para [email protected]!

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"I am a CISPES supporter because continuing to fight for social justice and a more people-centered country means continuing the dream and sacrifice of thousands of my fellow Salvadorans who died for that vision.” - Padre Carlos, New York City

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