During one of his most recent visits to El Salvador, Howard G. Buffett, CEO and Chairman of The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, announced that the organization would donate another $1M to work with Glasswing and communities on youth violence prevention programs in and around Parque Cuscatlán, as well as $5M to implement an integrated, ‘place-based’ […]
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 intensive journalism and media training focused on issues that matter to […]
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 […]
Before enrolling in the club, I wouldn’t say much, and I didn’t talk to anyone. I was afraid that I would start crying if someone asked me about my brother or my parents. And, I had very little patience with my mom. I would get angry with her easily. Gradually, the way my volunteer and my clubmates interacted with me helped me to open up. I started talking to them in the club and the fear I once felt started to go away. I even started to feel more comfortable.
The garden is my place of peace and tranquility, where I can go to focus on the present and leave the past behind. Because of a difficult family situation, I changed a lot. I lost my self-confidence and it was impossible for me to live and communicate with my family. But when I’m taking care of the garden, a little bit of my happiness returns and I feel I can move on with my life.