My name is Amelia. I’m 14 years old and live with my parents, two sisters, and my brother-in-law in a high risk area in Guatemala. I was in my second semester of high school when the Covid-19 pandemic forced the government to suspend classes. During this period of social isolation, my family has struggled. My […]
My name is Susana. I am 16 years old and I’m in the English Club. I enrolled when I was nine years old and since then, the club has been a fundamental part of my life. I used to be a very quiet, insecure and indecisive person, but once I started involving myself more in […]
My name is Delmy. I’m very grateful to have become a volunteer because this experience has provided a lot of support for me and really has played a crucial role in my life. I, recently, lost my son and went through a very severe depression. I would ponder on why this had happened to me. […]
The “Sanando Heridas” program, a violence prevention initiative helps people who have had exposure to social violence cope with the events based on comprehensive trauma care treatment. It accompanies its users in the restorative process, through the understanding of the effects of trauma and the provision of positive coping skills. Services are provided in public hospitals and health professionals are trained, raising awareness about the importance of providing comprehensive trauma care. “Sanando Heridas” also has a reference system made up of 38 organizations and public entities that provide complementary help for the recovery of patients.
Pablo (fictitious name) is 26 years old. While working as a bus driver, he was attacked by several unknown people and struck by a bullet. In that instant, his life radically changed. Pablo and his family began the long road to recovery.
Pablo was taken to Dr. Juan José Fernández National Hospital in Zacamil. Once admitted, the hospital staff who had received training from the “Sanando Heridas” program helped him reach physical and emotional stability.
This month, Glasswing received a $900,000 grant from Google.org and IDB Lab to help 340 young people in Panama seek gainful employment in the informational technology sector. With the launch of Google’s Professional IT Support Certificate in Spanish, these secondary school graduates will be given practical training to do IT support work, benefitting both […]
My name is Gabriela, I’m 15 years old. I am currently in the ninth grade at Centro Escolar Marcelino García Flamenco. I’m also in the Girls Club. This club and the school coordinator have provided a lot of support for me during the hardest of times. Four years ago, my father was taken to jail. […]
The historic 80-year-old Parque Cuscatlán re-opened its doors to the public this September, quickly becoming a community hub and one of the safest public spaces in the city of San Salvador. We thank The Howard G. Buffett Foundation for its enormous financial contribution as well as the Mayor’s Office of San Salvador and USAID for […]
This summer, Glasswing New York joined forces with GlobalGirl Media in creating our first Summer Digital Media Academy, a direct learning educational media project training 15 adolescent girls ages 14-18 from low income backgrounds in New York City. The project included a three-week summer intensive journalism and media training focused on issues that matter to […]