ConTextos


Program Title: Soy Autora: Women Author the Future

Location: Izalco, Sonsonate, El Salvador

Grant Amount: $49,763.16

Program Website: www.contextos.org/

Areas of Impact: Education, Literacy

Mission of ConTextos
ConTextos transforms the education experience so that students go beyond rote learning to develop literacy and socio-emotional skills like critical thinking, analysis, and creativity.

Program Summary
The purpose of the project is to provide spaces for emotional development of women and children in a women’s prison in El Salvador through literacy.

Why We Love This Project
We love ConTextos’s focus on restorative justice in their work with incarcerated women and their children. In a country where violence is endemic these women participate in facilitated dialogue and creative writing workshops to foster social emotional learning and conflict resolution. These skills help build positive self-expression and behavioral skills like empathy and tolerance. It promotes healing and success in learning, work and relationships in their future lives outside the prison.

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