Complejo Educativo Ignacio Pacheco Castro, or La Pacheco as the school is known, has been serving the community of San Marcos for 75 years as part of the public school system. The school recently expanded to include a high school curriculum through a vocational degree known as Bachillerato Vocacional. This innovative teaching program calls for students to acquire at least 8 skills-based diplomas in order to graduate.
IBEXmercado.com, a Bitcoin-only company from Guatemala working in El Salvador since June 2021, was introduced to La Pacheco in February 2022 through Rodrigo Ayala, a long-time supporter of the school and member of the El Salvador Legislative Assembly, in order to bring Bitcoin education to La Pacheco students as one of the diplomas that students can choose.
Bitcoiners from around the world flew into El Salvador this weekend to provide 1 on 1 verification with students and witness this historic first graduation. A new class of students will begin at La Pacheco on Saturday, July 2nd. My First Bitcoin is also launching its diploma program in a second school—in Ataco, El Salvador—tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28.