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Team Spotlight: Lisa van Holsteijn, Head of Fundraising

We've been working on making 'Team Spotlight' videos to give you an insight into some of the core members of the educate. team. In this post, we'd like you to meet Lisa van Holsteijn, one of educate.'s co-founders, and now our head of fundraising. Lisa lived and worked in Honduras for a year and a … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Lisa van Holsteijn, Head of Fundraising

Black & Indigenous in Honduras – By Keyanna Gotay

Versión en Español abajo Keyanna Gotay is a Garifuna of Honduran descent, born in the Bronx, New York and raised in North Carolina in the United States. She does a lot of work on Afrolatinidad, being Garifuna, the Central American diaspora, racism/colourism and similar topics, and graciously agreed to write a post for our blog … Continue reading Black & Indigenous in Honduras – By Keyanna Gotay

Hondureños con Sueños: Stories from the Migrant Caravan (Part 2)

Version en Español abajo Gerson Suazo, a young Honduran activist and photographer, is currently part of the Central American Migrant Caravan heading north through Mexico towards the United States. As a photographer and a political activist, Gerson has been walking with his camera in hand, documenting his people's’ journey over the past weeks. This post … Continue reading Hondureños con Sueños: Stories from the Migrant Caravan (Part 2)

“There is no return”: Stories from the Migrant Caravan

Versión en Español abajo October 21, 2018: "There is no return," they said, "only rafts. We are already in Mexican territory." Gerson Suazo, a young Honduran activist and photographer, is currently amongst the over 7,000 Central Americans in the migrant caravan heading north through Mexico towards the United States. These migrants are fleeing persecution, poverty … Continue reading “There is no return”: Stories from the Migrant Caravan

“As a woman studying to become a doctor, I am helping break down stereotypes”

“Often women aren’t given the opportunity to study, because people think their only job should be doing housework.” These are the words of Stephanie Marie Chevez, a young woman studying medicine at university in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on an educate. scholarship. Her parents are farmers in a small village on the north coast, so … Continue reading “As a woman studying to become a doctor, I am helping break down stereotypes”

Fiesta Bailable para Honduras en Delft

Last weekend, we had our biggest event to date: a Latin Dance Party (aka 'Fiesta Bailable'). The whole event was organised by an incredible group of Honduran women who cooked up a storm of traditional Honduran food that had the table legs creaking under its weight - everything from baleadas and pastelitos to yuca con … Continue reading Fiesta Bailable para Honduras en Delft

“For every 100 students who enroll, most don’t make it to the end”: Bringing books to La Lima, Honduras

(Versión en Español mas abajo) La Lima, a small city in Honduras, is steeped in history. In the 1960s, most of the North Americans from the banana corporations that flourished at the time lived here. The Tela Railroad Company, part of the well-known Chiquita brand, was also based here at the time, and one of … Continue reading “For every 100 students who enroll, most don’t make it to the end”: Bringing books to La Lima, Honduras

Team Spotlight: Marit Hoefsloot, Grant Applications Manager

We've been working on making 'Team Spotlight' videos to give you an insight into some of the core members of the educate. team. Today, we'd like you to meet Marit Hoefsloot, educate.'s Grant Applications Manager! Marit grew up in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as her parents worked for NGOs in the area. She now adds her experience … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Marit Hoefsloot, Grant Applications Manager

“Viva la Biblioteca” at Escuela Guadalupe Ulloa

Versión en Español mas abajo On a sunny Thursday morning in Honduras, a truck laden with the books and desks rumbled its way up through the Honduran coffee-farming countryside to the rural town of Trinidad. Far too big for the town’s narrow streets, the truck barely made it to the school’s entrance, where the carpenters … Continue reading “Viva la Biblioteca” at Escuela Guadalupe Ulloa

Team Spotlight: Jocelyn Vick Maeer, Treasurer

We've been working on making 'Team Spotlight' videos to give you an insight into some of the core members of the educate. team. Today, we'd like you to meet Jocelyn Vick Maeer, educate.'s treasurer! Jocelyn joined educate. in late 2016 while studying in Amsterdam, and has kept track of every euro and lempira that has passed … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Jocelyn Vick Maeer, Treasurer