Non-profit organization empowering Central Americans to live safely and thrive
Celina de Sola, the Co-Founder of Glasswing International, a non-profit organization which exists to empower Central Americans to live safely and thrive in their own communities joins Enterprise Radio.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Celina de Sola discuss the following:
- What is Glasswing International?
- Why did you found Glasswing International?
- What is it that makes your organization different? Tell us more about your long-term sustainability model over temporary aid?
- Can you tell us more about your after school care programs? Why are they so vitally necessary? What difference are they making and how many people have you helped?
- How can others get involved and support Glasswing International?
Celina de Sola was born in El Salvador and educated in the United States. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Harvard and Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.
Celina traveled the world for many years as a humanitarian aid professional. During this time she saw how much potential there was in helping to train and equip countries to better respond to their own crises.
After visits home and seeing first hand the effects of her area troubled by violence and lack of opportunity, she felt a growing desire to return permanently to her native El Salvador and Central America, with a commitment to foster change and mobilize resources for public health and education services.
With her own ideas for a new model that was more efficient, effective and sustainable, Celina with her husband and brother, founded Glasswing International in 2007.
Driven locally, but leveraging global resources, is Glasswing International’s mantra. Its innovative and sustainable model has enabled it to become a prominent Central American non-profit that maintains its headquarters in El Salvador with six regional offices in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the United States and over 160 employees.