Join a literacy brigade to El Salvador-deadline May 1
June 23 – July 15
The new Ministry of Education, headed by Vice President and long-time FMLN leader Salvador Sánchez Cerén, has launched a national campaign to reduce illiteracy by four percent by 2014. The government is well on its way, thanks to the help of over 14,000 volunteers, mostly college students, who are teaching their neighbors to read and write in local literacy “circles.” Over 100,000 people, mostly older adults, graduated from this program in its first two years!
The Ministry of Education has called for international support for this program and CISPES is mobilizing volunteers to help recruit people to join a literacy circle in their community. If you want to make a concrete contribution to the people’s liberation through education, please join us this summer!
Conversational Spanish skills required
Download the brigade info sheet for full details on activities
Cost is $1700 – 2150 total: $1050 in-country costs, $150-300 sliding scale registration fee, and $500-800 plane fare
Fundraising support and limited scholarships are available
TO APPLY submit an application by May 1 and let your local CISPES chapter know that you want to join the brigade!
If you don’t live near a CISPES chapter, please direct questions and applications to brigade coordinator Lisa Fuller in the National Office: firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 521-2510 ext. 204.