The U.S. Embassy participated at the Seventh Annual nation-wide JuvenTour youth fair created by the Government of El Salvador (GOES), through its National Youth Institute (INJUVE).
The U.S. Embassy set up an expansive and interactive information booth that highlighted 12 youth-related U.S. Government-funded projects in support of Plan El Salvador Seguro, the Alliance for Prosperity and the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America. The booth showcased projects across the U.S. Government spectrum, including: seven USAID projects; two Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs projects; one Department of Labor project; the State Department EducationUSA program; and, FOMILENIO II as a part of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
At the U.S. Embassy booth, Deputy Chief of Mission, Mark Johnson, invited Salvadoran youth to pursue their interests. ”If you would like to explore your potential in education, sports, robotics, there’s plenty to explore for everyone. Achieve your Salvadoran dream!” he said.
The event served as a meeting place where thousands of young Salvadorans learned about the different educational, social and economic opportunities available to them. Many of the visitors who passed through the U.S. Embassy’s booth took the time to express in their own words what achieving the #SueñoSalvadoreño meant to them by writing on our mural.
El Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren hosted the opening ceremony for the JuvenTour youth fair.