‘Always attentive’ and ‘willing to continue to learn’ are two attributes to describe María Ester.

Ariana's just turn five and she's very cheerful and curious. She has been a student at the Child Development Center since she was 2 years old. She is always very excited for what she’ll learn in school!

We had the privilege to welcome Raquel Arana, a well-known Salvadoran illustrator, hand-bag designer, and entrepreneur, to speak during our retreat for the participants in the Women's Empowerment Project!

In June, Nicole arrived in El Salvador to do a two-month internship with Programa Velasco as part of her program of study at the University of Chicago, where she is currently pursuing a master's degree in Social Work and Public Policy.

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Programa Velasco

P.O. Box 601
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Tel: (331) 481-6517
E-mail: [email protected]