Our Team

The Board of Directors

25152124_957832677726641_1175270035136011620_n Antonia McGrath: Co-Founder and Chair

Antonia lived and worked in El Progreso, Honduras for a year in 2014/15 as a teacher in a home for ex-street children. She also co-produced a political documentary about Honduras. Currently, she is completing a Masters in International Development Studies.

Watch a ‘Team Spotlight’ interview with Antonia here.

 

IMG_2014 Lisa van Holsteijn: Co-Founder and Head of Fundraising

Lisa lived and worked in Honduras for a year and a half in 2014/15, first teaching English in nine rural public schools and an orphanage in the department of Santa Barbara for one year, and then at an international school for the remaining six months. She recently completed a degree in Economics and International Relations in Amsterdam.

Watch a ‘Team Spotlight’ interview with Lisa here.

 

DSC05482 Marit Hoefsloot: Member Coordinator

Marit was born in the Netherlands, but lived in Tegucigalpa, Honduras with her family for 3 years while her parents worked for NGOs in the area. Now back in the Netherlands, she is relearning Spanish and reconnecting with her friends and family in Honduras. She studied Computer Science in Amsterdam and now works for an Amsterdam-based startup.

Watch a ‘Team Spotlight’ interview with Marit here. 

27653859_1297619247048542_372622356_o Fionnuala Davidson: Business Partnerships Coordinator

Fionnuala is from Northern Ireland and spent a year in 2014/15 working in the north of Honduras as a teacher in an orphanage for ex-street children, as well as co-producing a political documentary about Honduras. She is now studying PPLE (Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics) in Amsterdam.

Watch a ‘Team Spotlight’ interview with Fionnuala here. 

57154546_249027135908917_8815755558582747136_n Lachlan Craig: Treasurer

A lawyer and former Non-Commissioned Officer in the Australian Army, Lachlan has traveled through Honduras and Central America and now lives and works in Amsterdam.

 

andrea.jpg Andrea Torrens: Grant Applications Manager

Originally from Spain, Andrea has a background in International Relations and has conducted fieldwork in Colombia. She moved to Amsterdam to study her Masters and is currently working there while collaborating with educate..

 

 

The Honduras Leadership Team

67363301_735186663592374_8740640188348235776_o Walter Dubon: In-country Project Coordinator

Walter began his journey in educate. as the president of the Las Lagunas library committee. A young leader and role model in his village, he speaks with passion about the environment, reading, and the importance of working with youth. He loves involving communities and now leads and coordinates educate.‘s library projects on the ground.

Ivonne Marie: School Partnerships Coordinator

A student of Business and Tourism in San Pedro Sula, Ivonne came across educate. on social media and applied when we opened our first local positions.

 

IMG_7095 José Jacinto Reyes: Cultural Adviser and Problem Solver

José grew up as a street kid in Honduras, but now works as a carpenter in a village outside the city of El Progreso. He is passionate about philosophy and psychology, and has taught himself English over the past two years. José supports educate. voluntarily as a cultural adviser and problem solver, working on a variety of tasks and acting as a contact person on the ground. He also makes most of our library bookshelves!

Watch a ‘Team Spotlight’ interview with José here.

karim.png Karim Chevez: General Volunteer and Support

Karim is a farmer in a small village near the north coast of Honduras, and his daughter Stephanie is one of educate.‘s scholarship recipients. Karim volunteers his time whenever he can to support in educate.‘s work, doing things like collecting books from the airport and helping with transport.

 

Project Leaders

Jose Luis

Jose Luis Trochez: Guadalupe Ulloa School Library

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Zaida Bonilla: Adrian Mejia School Library

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Lorena Jimenez: Las Lagunas School Library

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Nerry Molina: La Florida School Library

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Magdaly Perez: Trinidad KG Library

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Carlos Urbina: Los Pozos Nutrition Centre

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Maria Jesus: El Hogar Animal Therapy Farm

 

Members

Members of educate. work in a variety of areas – events, school partnerships, grants and education and advocacy! To learn more about the opportunities available and how you can become a member, click here!

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Carla Ingenhorst
Hannah Merki
Marieke Kno
Abraham Caballero 
Nikki Haze
Rosalie Dekker

Our Partners

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