The government of President Nayib Bukele is working side by side with the allied countries, which are supporting the process of transformation and development that El Salvador is currently going through, in order to improve the quality of life of El Salvadorans. One such country is Mexico, whose head of state, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, made an official visit to the national territory on Friday, as part of his tour of Central America and the Caribbean.
During his stay, the Mexican President held an important and fruitful bilateral meeting with President Bukele, during which valuable agreements were reached to continue changing the lives of the population and creating conditions to stop irregular migration.
In this context, the meeting agreed to expand the Life and Youth Transplant Programs for Building the Future, with the aim of shaping a better future for El Salvador. Both have made it possible to change the lives of thousands of people who in the past did not have access to this kind of opportunity.
“I am very pleased to announce that, at the suggestion of President Bukele, the Sowing Life and Youth Building the Future program will be doubled. During the joint announcement, the Mexican leader said that the Governments of El Salvador and Mexico will contribute the same amount.
In El Salvador, the Youth Building the Future program benefited 10,000 people; Of these, 44% are women and 56% are men. Each individual receives a monthly economic contribution of $180 to contribute to his or her job training through 427 duty stations; Work in the administrative and service fields, sales, trade, industry, science and technology, and the agricultural sector.
Among these young people, 58% were trained in the private sector, 25% in the public sector, and 17% in social organizations. As part of the successful results of this program, 84% of scholarship recipients had their first approach to the job market and 25% received a job offer in the same place where they trained, the President of the State of Mexico reported.
At the same time, the initiative also made a positive impact on the lives of the participants, with many reversing their decision to migrate from the territory, achieving a decrease from 35.7% to 11.4%, among those who before that valued leaving the country that saw them. Born, Lopez Obrador added.
“We are removing the seed of gangs, so that young people have the opportunity to study and work,” stressed the distinguished Mexican, expressing his satisfaction with the contribution to the well-being of Salvadoran citizens.
Regarding the Sembrando Vida programme, a commitment to reforest spaces and create thousands of jobs, he said it also directly benefits 10,000 Salvadorans. Both initiatives are funded by the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID).
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