The first lady of the republic, Gabriela de Bukele, met this day with the members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in the country, with the aim of discussing all the efforts and progress that are being made for the benefit of Early Childhood, Childhood and Salvadoran adolescence.
“We are working to create the conditions for Early Childhood, Childhood and Adolescence to reach their maximum development potential. Training the Salvadorans that the country needs to reduce the causes of violence and poverty”, said the first lady, Gabriela de Bukele, to the attendees.
She explained to the Diplomatic Corps that part of the phenomenon of violence that has plagued the country has been a consequence of the abandonment and marginalization of children and adolescents by state institutions during previous administrations, which, for decades, did not give due interest to this population group.
The first lady said that three short-, medium-, and long-term challenges have been set to prevent a new generation from being lost: Create the necessary conditions for Early Childhood, Childhood and Adolescence to reach their maximum development potential; train the Salvadorans that the country needs to advance; and reduce the structural causes of violence, inequality, and poverty.
Currently, the government of President Nayib Bukele and the management of the first lady, Gabriela de Bukele, have prioritized early childhood care through regulations such as the Born with Love Law and the Grow Together Law, which guarantee attention to this sector. “We are putting the Salvadoran Early Childhood, Childhood and Adolescence at the center of our work, caring for them and guaranteeing the conditions to protect the family, as that main nucleus of care and support network,” said Gabriela de Bukele.
In addition, she explained the importance for the government of promoting, supporting, and protecting breastfeeding, which now also has comprehensive regulations, thanks to the Love Turned into Food Law.
On the other hand, the first lady pointed out that with the Growing Together Law, more than 200,000 professionals from the public and private sectors who attend to Early Childhood, childhood and adolescence are being trained.
The first lady also highlighted the transformation of the educational system through the My New School reform, which includes: infrastructure, prioritization of Early Childhood, teacher training, a new curriculum, technology, health, and nutrition.
As part of this new model, he pointed out that intervention is prioritized in 1,470 schools to expand the coverage of initial and nursery education, inclusive literary production, and the provision of stimulation spaces for babies that will be located in parks and Houses of Culture, among others. others. “With our work for the benefit of Early Childhood, we are serving around 800,000 Salvadoran children from 0 to 8 years old,” she emphasized.