The Ecuadorian government said on Wednesday that they will invest $ 1.5 million for education of migrants living in the U.S. and Spain.
The money will be spent on two months to one yearlong courses. Health and technology topics will be studied in the courses that are expected to be issued, free of charge, at universities like Columbia in New York or at technical institutes.
Technical secretary of Professional Training, Jose Martinez, explained that most of the money, about one million, is intended to Ecuadorians living in the U.S., since there are more of them in that country, the rest of the money will go to Spain.
Martinez and the head of the National Secretariat for Migrants (Senami for its Spanish acronym), Francisco Hago, signed an agreement to formalize the donation. The pilot program will begin in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, then it will continue in Spain and other European countries where migrants also live in like UK and Italy. (MZ)