More than 1,500 students benefited from the National Institute built by FOMILENIO II, in La Paz

More than 1,500 students benefited from the National Institute built by FOMILENIO II, in La Paz

FOMILENIO II inaugurated the Instituto Nacional Profesor Francisco Guerrero, in San Rafael Obrajuelo, La Paz, which was built entirely with an investment of $1.6 million, with funds granted by the United States government, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). 

The construction directly benefits 133 students.  With the support of FOMILENIO II, the Vocational Technical Diploma (BTV) in Industry and Innovation was created, a technical option in textile manufacturing, which seeks to respond to the economic potential of the municipality.

The construction of the new facilities includes 8 classrooms, offices, computer room, mechanical workshop, textile workshop, administrative area and teacher’s room, library, laboratory, kitchen, dining room and house, BKB court, among others.

This project is part of a $16 million investment for the construction and rehabilitation of 10 educational centers in La Paz. 

The Professor Francisco Guerrero National Institute implements the Integrated Systems of Full Time Inclusive Schools (SI-EITP) model, which groups schools according to their proximity to share resources.  In this way, the educational center becomes the main headquarters of a group of 8 other schools, benefiting an estimated of 1,556 students, who will receive a better education with quality infrastructure.   Support for the integrated system includes the provision of equipment, including 63 computers, 150 tablets and 76 electronic readers.

In support of the Ministry of Education, FOMILENIO II has invested more than $132 million to promote the SI-EITP, an inclusive educational model, which brings education closer to the population, extends the educational day from 25 to 40 hours per week, and promotes and develops skills and expertise among students. This model is implemented in eight departments of the country: Ahuachapán, Sonsonate, La Libertad, San Salvador, La Paz, Usulután, San Miguel, and La Unión.

The contribution of FOMILENIO II to improve the quality of education includes the training, at the national level, of 4,691 teachers in six specialties and in social-emotional and reading promotion skills; improvement in the curriculum (language and English as a second language), design and implementation of three new Vocational Technical Baccalaureates and eight technical diplomas that improve the work skills of High School students; the construction of 45 new educational centers and the provision of equipment and teaching materials.  In La Paz alone, FOMILENIO II has delivered 665 electronic readers, 1,632 tablets, plus equipment for 30 new libraries and 20 innovation centers.

FOMILENIO II has also supported the digitalization of the educational system with an investment of $4. 4 million to connect 218 educational centers operating under this SI-EITP model to the Internet, as well as in the development of the Salvadoran Educational Management Information System (SIGES), which is operating and obtaining the following results: 100% of public and private educational centers are recording student enrollment, grades, and attendance in real time; four million students are registered with more than 1,300,000 active enrollments; and mobile applications are being implemented for teachers and parents. To facilitate data management with SIGES, FOMILENIO II delivered computers to 1,052 educational centers nationwide.

FOMILENIO II is a program that is financed with $277 million invested by the United States government, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), plus a counterpart of $88.2 million contributed by the government of El Salvador, making a total of $365.2 million, to be invested over a period of five years (from September 9, 2015 to September 9, 2020). MCC provides time-limited grants that promote economic growth, poverty reduction, and institutional strengthening. These investments not only support stability and prosperity in partner countries, but also enhance U.S. interests.