Ambassador Manes’ visit to San Miguel reaffirms commitment with Salvadoran youth

U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Jean Elizabeth Manes, reaffirmed her commitment with the youth of El Salvador through the inauguration of the American English Center at Universidad de Oriente (UNIVO). The center will serve English students at the university and 120 high school students from youth at risk areas San Miguel participating in the “English for All” program.

“We will continue to support the youth of this country because we believe in the young, and they deserve the opportunities to stay here and find their Salvadoran dreams right here where they live,” said Ambassador Manes.

During her visit to San Miguel, Ambassador Manes also held meetings with the Mayor of the city, Miguel Pereira; with officials from the Attorney General’s Office and with entrepreneurs from San Miguel. At the meeting with entrepreneurs, they were able to explore what opportunities are offered to young people in this department, which has one of the highest rates of irregular migration.

In that regard, Ambassador Manes also met with UNIVO students, who develop the campaign: ¡No te arriesgues! (Do not put yourself at Risk! in English), which seeks to prevent irregular migration to the United States.

The visit to San Miguel ended with a tour inside the facilities of the Salvadoran American Cultural Center (CCSA), where it ratified the mutual cooperation ties. During her brief meeting she had the opportunity to talk to members of the CCSA, teachers, and students of the English Access micro-scholarship program, a program that allows young people with limited resources learn English.