ConTextos has developed education-altering programs in El Salvador. Starting with outdated curriculum, teachers rarely had read aloud skills or time for reading in their classrooms. ConTextos provides teacher training for the hands-on use and read aloud strategies for literacy development. The schools then are provided with libraries that students, teachers, and families can access within their communities.
ConTextos created over 60 school libraries and impacted over 30,000 students. Soy Autor has brought creative writing to students, El Salvador’s large incarcerated population. They have helped inmates in El Salvador’s prisons express themselves through writing and become a leader and expert in the region. They are now focused on regional training of other literacy non-profit organizations. Furthermore, they are expanding their Soy Autor Prison writing program into the Cook County Illinois (Chicago Area) Prison system, bringing a program developed in the developing world to the first world.
ConTextos is a well organized, effective education non-profit making a difference now.