On May 30, the Good Neighbors El Salvador project site, led by director Hwang Seyeon, held the opening ceremony for their "Korea - El Salvador Youth Center" library in Ahuachapán, El Salvador.
The Youth Center was established by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and is run by the City of Ahuachapán. Good Neighbors is in charge of the management of operation and facilities as well as the development and implementation of educational programs that help prepare the local children and adolescent for entrance into society.
Korea - The El Salvador Youth Center lacked the experience and know-how of operating a library, so the books and libraries that were provided at the time of its establishment were neglected for three years since its initial openning. Through the KOICA follow-up project, our organization has purchased more than 1,000 books for remodeling the library to create a child-friendly environment, and organized systematic book sorting and book borrowing system to support the re-opening of the library. The opening ceremony of the library was accompanied by the donation of approximately $ 38,000 worth of taekwondo and dance program supplies and a screen display for the center.
"It is important to support productive activities in an appropriate environment in order to protect children and youth and prevent crime," said Mayor Abilio Flores, who attended the opening ceremony. "Through this library, I hope that many children of the region will gain a healthy hobby of reading. " We ask for your continued interest and support in the Good Neighbors El Salvador site, where many children and young people will continue to seek quality education.
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