Delegations are open to youth and adults interested in traveling to El Salvador to learn about the country and enhance solidarity with the U.S.A.
Sadly we had to cancel our delegation to El Salvador on MARCH 21-29, 2020
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Our Delegations to El Salvador: Usually we go together as a group for 8 or 9 days. Before we go we meet to get to know one another, choose what we want to see and do, and prepare for what we need to take with us. Upon arrival, experienced Voices on the Border staff will meet us at the airport and transport us to a guesthouse in San Salvador. We will likely begin our exploration in San Salvador, the capital, and from there venture out into villages that we have chosen because of their importance for understanding the effects of their civil war, their current struggles, and the promising efforts to rebuild the nation. When we go south to our partner community (Comunidad Octavio Ortiz) we will live several days in their homes and experience their warm hospitality, the farming economy, their leadership and their bonds forged out of founding a new village and life after the war.
What do we do on Delegations? We get to know ordinary people who are dedicated to supporting their community of modest means and working to strengthen their nascent democracy. Because of the extraordinary connections of Voices on the Border we learn how villages are banding together to promote their values and resist exploitation from the outside. In recent years we have met with government officials such as the ministry of foreign affairs, the national ombudsman for human rights, Supreme Court justices, healthcare worker unions, religious leaders, university professors, school teachers and students, and non-government groups that are supporting idealistic students for leadership. YOU will be inspired by courageous and hard-working Salvadorans! Then we return home to tell what we experienced and counter hostile attitudes about our Central American neighbors.
Processing sugar cane Students Learning about Nutrition
Youth and Parents Delegation Meeting with El Salvador's Ombudsman For Human Rights