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educate. is a grassroots non-profit organisation that works to empower children and young people in Honduras through supporting community-driven initiatives focused on education.

We aim to break down the unequal power relations inherent to so much non-profit work by flipping the concept of “aid” on its head: instead of going to Honduras with programmes we want to implement, communities and organisations in Honduras reach out with their own ideas and act as the core leaders in driving projects to fruition. We believe in the power and agency of local community members, and that these individuals know best how to implement impactful projects in their communities.

At our core is our scholarship programme, which works in partnership with local public secondary schools in Honduras to provide opportunities for excellent students from low-income backgrounds to continue their education to the tertiary level. Currently, we are supporting 3 students at university, all of whom are the first in their families to study beyond high school.

Our Scholarship Students

In addition, we work alongside resource-poor communities to support locally-led projects such as starting school-based community libraries that fundamentally transform learning environments for students in rural or otherwise marginalised areas.

We envision a future where there are abundant opportunities for Honduran communities to come together, unimpeded, to learn, create and grow.

School-based community library projects

 


 

educate. es una organización de base y sin fines de lucro que trabaja para empoderar a niños y jóvenes en Honduras por medio de proyectos de desarrollo impulsados por la comunidad.

Pretendemos derribar las relaciones desiguales de poder que son intrínsecas de tanto trabajo por organizaciones sin fines de lucro, invirtiendo el concepto de la “ayuda”: en vez de irnos a Honduras queriendo implementar nuestros programas, las comunidades y organizaciones en Honduras nos contactan con sus propias ideas. Creemos en el poder y la voluntad de la juventud hondureña y los miembros de las comunidades locales, y que estos individuos son los que mejor saben implementar proyectos impactantes en sus comunidades.

Nuestro programa central es el programa de becas, para lo cual trabajamos en colaboración con colegios públicos en Honduras para dar oportunidades a estudiantes de alto rendimiento y escasos recursos para seguir con su educación al nivel terciario.

Además, trabajamos junto con comunidades de bajos recursos para apoyar a proyectos liderados localmente, como comenzar bibliotecas comunitarias escolares que transforman fundamentalmente los entornos de aprendizaje para estudiantes en áreas rurales o marginadas.

 

 

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We need your support, now more than ever

Monday March 23rd was educate.‘s third birthday. This exciting day came at a time full of challenges.  With everything going on surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, there are shifts taking place all across our community. In Honduras, schools and universities have closed down, and in Amsterdam our teams have switched to virtual meetings. In the midst of it all, … Continue reading We need your support, now more than ever

Aprendizaje en casa: recomendaciones para mantener el estudio en tiempos de cuarentena

Debido a la llegada del coronavirus (COVID-19) a Latino América, las autoridades educativas se enfrentan con el obstáculo de modificar currículos para que los estudiantes puedan continuar con su aprendizaje. Para apoyar a las comunidades con quienes trabajamos, los maestros y maestras, las familias, y todos los y las estudiantes que ya no pueden ir … Continue reading Aprendizaje en casa: recomendaciones para mantener el estudio en tiempos de cuarentena

Growing Young Leaders: An Update from our Scholarship Students

Last month, our three university scholarship students began their 2020 school year. All of them are up to amazing things, and we asked them to share some of their experiences from their last semester and what they are looking forward to this academic year.   Stephanie: Volunteering at a Health Centre Stephanie has just entered … Continue reading Growing Young Leaders: An Update from our Scholarship Students

Trinidad Kindergarten Library: A Year and a Half Later

“There is a deficiency, a poverty of books in our country,” says Magdaly Perez, Trinidad’s head Kindergarten teacher. Unlike many rural areas, Trinidad has a public Kindergarten where children in pre-school age come every day during the mornings to learn. It’s a small one-story building covered in brightly painted murals, a yellow wall surrounding it … Continue reading Trinidad Kindergarten Library: A Year and a Half Later

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