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.
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.