Alfalit EL Salvador has been operating since 1961. For the past 48 years, 204,178 students have participated in our literacy, preschool, basic education and community development programs.
Official Name and Address:ALFALISAL
Executive Director: Luis Pineda
Urbanización Jardines de San Luis
Avenida 2, Block 1, Casa #5
San Salvador, El Salvador
Telefax: (503) 2284‑2128; Fax: (503) 274-18-40
El Salvador (Spanish: República de El Salvador, literally meaning “Republic of the Savior”) is the smallest and also the most densely populated country in Central America. It borders the Pacific Ocean between Guatemala and Honduras. It lies on the Gulf of Fonseca, as do Honduras and Nicaragua further south. It has a population of approximately 7.2 million people as of 2009. The capital city of San Salvador is, by some distance, the largest city of the republic. In 2001, El Salvador dropped its own currency, the colón, and adopted the U.S. dollar instead.
Education:Illiteracy Rate: 19%
The public education system in El Salvador is severely lacking in resources. Class sizes in public schools can reach 50 children, so Salvadorans who can afford the cost often choose to send their children to private schools. Lower-income families are forced to rely on the public education system.