2019, Santa Tecla / El Salvador
Learning for a better life

Education is the key to a self-determined life

The “Instituto Nacional José Damián Villacorta” is the only state school in Santa Tecla, a town near the capital San Salvador, which offers dual education to the young people there. The children, also from disadvantaged families, have the chance to attend secondary school and at the same time to complete a vocational training. Henkel pensioner René Artiga González launched the “From School to Work” project more than 10 years ago. This year, with the help of the MIT initiative, it is planned to purchase new technical equipment for the training of electricians and welders.