On May 2, 2016, USCRI, in collaboration with the government of El Salvador, officially launched its livelihoods program for youth in El Salvador. This program will provide workforce development training to repatriated Salvadoran youth seeking to improve their economic conditions. The launch was hosted at the Ministry of the Exterior presided by Liduvina Magarin Vice Minister for Salvadorans Abroad, with the participation of Ricardo Montenegro president of INSAFORP and Eunice Olán for USCRI. The launch of the program was well received in El Salvador and covered by dozens of media sources in the country.
The training courses for participants are provided and financed by INSAFORP, and cover subjects including computer repair, hospitality, auto mechanics, sales, among others. USCRI will provide direct case management assistance to the participants and a small stipend. Working with INSAFORP, the Ministry of Labor, and small to middle-sized employers, the program aims to help participant youth access to employment opportunities upon completion of the courses, by placing them in internships or direct to hire employment.
To view a video of the event by the government of El Salvador, in Spanish, click here (VIDEO).
The livelihoods program is part of USCRI’s comprehensive strategy in Central America to provide essential social and legal services to help uprooted youth to flourish. Learn more about our office in El Salvador.