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El Salvador's First International Literacy Brigade

Categories: Latin America, El Salvador, Education

Madeleine Conway, a member of the University of Santa Cruz CISPES [1](Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador) chapter, writes about El Salvador's National Literacy Program (NLP) for Upside Down World [2]. CISPES is “the first international volunteer brigade to answer the government’s call and support the literacy program”:

Twenty-eight university students, teachers, workers, mothers, and retirees participated in this historic literacy brigade, bringing hundreds of donated notebooks, pencils and eyeglasses in tow as material support.