Bachelor of economics and business
Master of Business Administration from Purdue University and GISMA School of Management
In El Salvador, one in every four young men or women don’t study or work, according to a 2016 Fundaungo study. Around 400 thousand of them are not economically active, a harsh reality which impacts the country’s economy and society, mainly because of the existing barriers, poverty, lack of opportunities and lagging public educational system and its limited resources.
For that reason, in 2007 The Gloria de Kriete Foundation decided to create and lead the Oportunidades Program, offering young Salvadorans a platform to reduce this educational gap and transform their lives and their families’ future.
The program brings an opportunity for academically bright, gifted but limited-resourced young Salvadorans to have access to complementary quality high school education, scholarships and financial aid to pursue higher education, and ultimately offer them labor insertion support in order to propel the young professionals’ employability opportunities upon completion of the program.
Oportunidades is a program created by The Gloria de Kriete Foundation A family institution that promotes a spirit of service within its members with the main purpose of working to improve the lives of underprivileged people from El Salvador.
Oportunidades pursues to increase the employability skills in Salvadoran youth that have academic excellence and have a great desire to succeed but lack the economic resources to achieve their goals.
The program offers young Salvadorans an opportunity to learn all skills and subjects necessary for a successful insertion in today’s competitive labor market, or launch their own personal entrepreneurial projects.
Holistic Education takes place through the program’s 3 consecutive Phases:
Claudia María Pineda Olano joined the program in 2009. She graduated as a Communications major from Dr. José Matias Delgado University. At 19 started working at TECHO El Salvador, where she began her professional career as an analyst and now holds a commercial director position where she works on many projects that help the most vulnerable communities in the country.
Join our Oportunidades Volunteers to help turn around the lives of Salvadoran youth.
"The experience of sharing our knowledge makes an excellent opportunity for young people, although the greatest learning is built by being with them."
"Teaching hundreds of young people innovation methods is one of our core causes! We are excited to empower the future entrepreneurs and leaders of El Salvador with our weSpark webinars! Thanks to Oportunidades and Gloria de Kriete Foundation for creating and organizing such an outstanding educational-boost program."
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