Partner of the Week: Programa Oportunidades

Programa Oportunidades (Opportunities Programme) is a unique programme because it provides complementary high school education to young people that show academic excellence and have limited financial resources. Participants also receive scholarships and financial aid to pursue higher education and suitable career options, particularly in the fields of entrepreneurship and human rights.

Programa Oportunidades is implemented by Agape and the Gloria Kriete Foundation and it has a solid, organisational and administrative structure with an overall coverage of 24.8% of the national territory. The programme supports students for a period ranging from 5 to 8 years, leaving a lasting positive impact in their lives, education, health and families. The initiative opened its doors in 2007 and currently has two locations: San Salvador and Santa Ana. It has reached more than 2,600 young people.