We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization who, since 2007 has educated and empowered children, their families, and entrepreneurial women to create social change in El Salvador. Our Salvadoran partner non-profit organization, Asociación Nuevo Amanecer de El Salvador (ANADES) has over 25 years of experience educating pre-school children and providing health care and community development to impoverished families.
Our leadership team in the child development center: Annie Boyd, Fatima Villamariona, Erica Olson, and Veronica Navarro
Glendy, one of the participants in the Women´s Empowerment Project, runs into two of the mentors, Juanita and Anita, while selling vegetables in San Ramon.
One of Programa Velasco´s major donors, Agnieszka Winkler, and her grandson, Nick, came to visit us in El Salvador in June and painted a mural about children´s rights with a local artist and friend, Fredy Granillo.
Parents of the children in Kinder 5 learn about the teaching methodology applied in the classroom by participating in a hands-on activity and discover how learning can be fun!
Children learn about different modes of transportation with the help of student-teachers from the University of Central America
Cesar, one of the coordinators of the Women´s Empowerment Project, makes home visits to assist the women in the financial administration of their businesses.
Meet the children and families who receive access to Programa Velasco's
services and those who strive to make it happen.
Thank you for taking time to learn more about the important and necessary work that Programa Velasco does. We strive to live out our mission to educate and empower children and families to create social change in El Salvador.
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