Narratives support broader power imbalances, so through narratives we can either choose to further entrench existing neo-colonial ideas of power and poverty, or we can strive to challenge these dominant narratives and be part of creating a shift in our world's collective imagination of countries, people and power that rejects neo-colonial power imbalances. Perhaps by changing the narrative, we can counter this imbalance.
In 2019, 60% of educate.’s funding came from fundraising activities. With the coronavirus lockdown preventing us from physically getting together for our usual fundraising events, this whole section of our funding has been temporarily on hold. Luckily, educate.’s events team have been astonishingly creative and persistent in coming up with creative ways to continue bringing … Continue reading Online Fundraising During Lockdown – A Recap
(version en español abajo) In Honduras, lockdown continues. Schools and universities have already been closed for several months, and it seems likely this will continue for some time as Covid-19 cases in Honduras continue to rise. All of our scholarship students are continuing their semester online, and we are providing as much support as we … Continue reading Studying from Home in Honduras’ Lockdown
Even if you haven’t yet heard the term ‘voluntourism,’ you almost certainly are familiar with the phenomenon it refers to. Its imagery and advertising are everywhere – resume-building, perspective-changing opportunities to build a well/teach English/help at an orphanage somewhere in the global South, for a price. Such a combination of volunteering and tourism appeals to … Continue reading The dark side of voluntourism: why development work needs to prioritize local leadership
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 Covid-19: We need your support, now more than ever
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
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
“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
Happy holiday season to our community around the world! This December, we are collecting books for our 6th library project in Honduras, this time at the El Tigre primary school. Our relationship with this school is a special one. Lisa, one of educate.‘s directors, taught English classes here for a year back in 2014, and … Continue reading Christmas Book Tokens: Buy a book for the El Tigre primary school!
Today, November 20th, is Universal Children’s Day, a day to advocate for, promote and celebrate the rights of children across the world. What’s more, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly, the most widely ratified human rights treaty … Continue reading Universal Children’s Day 2019: Messages from our students!