Join Tools for Opportunity in El Salvador
Come see firsthand what a Tools for Opportunity training trip is like. You'll spend several days assisting trainees as they learn new skills, then enjoy a few days immersing yourself in some of the natural beauty and rich culture of El Salvador. Our next training trip, November 9-16, 2019, will center on the villages of El Tamarindo and San Miguel, El Salvador. On our last trip, several TFO supporters traveled with us to help train our largest group to date, and to enjoy the wonders of the country.
Carol Pearson was one of those supporters, and enjoyed the trip immensely:
"This was my first trip to Central America, so getting to be a tourist part of the week was an added bonus. I learned so much, thanks to our in-country host Fernando Sensente. He was so knowledgeable and told of the rich history of El Salvador, and educated us about the continued challenges the people face. We toured a coffee plantation in the mountains and visited with the owner. We ate lunch in a restaurant by a beautiful lake in an old volcano, saw the sugar cane fields, and many other experiences.
"The high point of the week was an invitation to dinner by a local family, the family of Coni R, in the village of Itzalco. We enjoyed local foods, prepared in traditional ways. We were entertained with traditional music and learned even more about the history of the El Salvadoran people and their struggles in the past and present. Coni is a contemporary leader dedicated to improving the education of her people . It was an honor to meet her and spend an evening in her beautiful home.
"I feel strongly that more Americans should travel to Central America, get to know and appreciate the people, and see what these countries have to offer. It would bring about increased understanding and respect between our two worlds. Thanks to Tools for Opportunity for this opportunity to make this journey and contribute in a small way to their efforts to better the lives of so many in need."
Please come with us in November and reap the benefits of rewarding work, training woodworkers to improve their skills so they can work more profitably.
No woodworking knowledge needed. Communicate easily via our translators. In-country guides have arranged leisure activities after training has completed, visiting locations of unmatched beauty and cultural significance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!