A Salvadoran teenager shares his journey to complete the Salvadoran Bitcoin diploma program “Mi Primer Bitcoin” (“My First Bitcoin”). Now, he returns to his old high school to introduce Bitcoin (BTC) to his teachers.

On July 8, 18-year-old Gerardo Moran revealed in a series of tweets that El Salvador’s Bitcoin diploma program, Mi Primer Bitcoin, is backed by the El Salvador Ministry of Education, Allowing him to leave behind a life in construction and “earn $6 a day”.

Moran revealed that he has been working since “the age of 11”, mainly in construction and tourism, and he will never understand how the citizens of El Salvador can work so hard without getting much in return.

“I’m trying to explain why people in my country work so much for so little money,” Moran tweeted, adding that he doesn’t make much money at all:

“A job in construction making $6 a day was no longer viable for me, so I quit without knowing there was an opportunity ahead.”

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Moran explained that “one day” his school made a call to students interested in taking a bitcoin diploma program — which he “applied to and did well.”

Moran revealed that he is now “leading bitcoin education” in his hometown, training and teaching bitcoin diplomas to “a team of eight senior professors” at his former high school, the Antonio J. Alfaro School.

Gilberto Motto, El Salvador’s director of education, told Cointelegraph in August 2022 that the government has been working to ensure bitcoin education across the country, especially among teenagers.

“If we could reach every 16- or 17-year-old in the country, we would effectively provide education to the whole country in a year because this group is really strategic. Talk to uncles, brothers and sisters.”

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