About ConTextos El Salvador

ConTextos uses the power of education and story to create transformative change. We work in schools to improve the quality of education and in communities, the criminal justice system, and reentry to promote violence prevention and rehabilitation.

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In 2019, the Library of Congress awarded ConTextos with the International Literacy Awards.

In 2019, the Gloria de Kriete Foundation, through the Caoba Capital Company, granted $50,000 to ConTextos and Habitat for Humanity El Salvador in order to establish and build 9 school libraries in five different Departments.

Team members

Debra Gittler

Founder and Executive Director

Zoila Recinos

Co-Founder and Director of Educational Programs

Gloria Raskosky

Country Director

Steven Araujo

Graphic Designer

Jennifer Coreas

Project Coordinator: Soy Autor

Eduardo Carranza

Administration and Finance Coordinator

Teresa Mejía


Jackeline Ascencio

Library Technician

Rene Osorio

Library Technician

Melvin Moreno

Teacher Trainer & Soy Autor Teacher

William Melgar

Logistics and Security Assistant

Miriam Luna

Teacher Trainer

Flor Romero

Administration and Finance Coordinator

Carolina Bodewig

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Systematization Coordinator

Daisy Díaz

Teacher Trainer

Daniela Raffo

Content Producer

Esmeralda Zarceño

Teacher Trainer

Paola Lorenzana

Program Associate

Iris Martínez


Karen Vargas


Belky Arteaga

Specialist instructor

Victor Gomez

Finance assistant

Eduardo Navarrete

Social worker

Ulises López

Specialist instructor

Selene Mangandi

Social worker

Lourdes Chacón


Blanca Iris Mejía

Institutional development

Martha Eugenia López

Administration assistant

Arturo Bernal

Serigraphy Instructor

Nelson Marquez

Teachers Trainer

Antonio Abrego

Teachers Trainer

Majo Beza

Communications Director

Clanci Rosa

Social Media Manager

Cristina Sánchez

Psychosocial Specialist

Daniela Salamanca

Psychosocial Specialist

Luis García

Psychosocial Specialist

Verónica Rivera

Psychosocial Specialist

Annual Reports

2018-2019 Report

2016-2017 Report

2014-2015 Report

2013-2014 Report

2012-2013 Report

2011-2012 Report

2011 Report