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
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!
By Antonia McGrath A group of International Development Masters students at the University of Amsterdam recently organized a film screening and panel discussion event featuring the film ‘Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden.’ This was part of a course on Education, Development and Social Justice, and as one of educate.’s directors, I was … Continue reading Schooling the World: Should we be Exporting “Western Education”?
We believe community-created libraries can fundamentally transform learning environments at schools. Books broaden horizons, open minds and inspire creativity. This Christmas, we’re reaching out to everyone in the educate. community to ask for your support in helping us start libraries at two rural primary schools in Honduras that will do just that. We recently launched … Continue reading Buy a Book for an educate. Library this Christmas!
By Marit Hoefsloot Version en Español abajo Last September, the wonderful ladies of Hondureños en Holanda organised the Fiesta Bailable to raise money for educate. It turned out to be a great evening full of dancing, Latin music, Honduran food and great people. That evening left us full of inspiration and excitement to organise a … Continue reading Our very own Fiesta Latina!
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
Two intrepid young women, Lisa van Holsteijn (educate.’s fundraising coordinator) and Yolanda Cowen (sustainable development student at St. Andrews university) have decided to take on the challenge of running a full 42km mountain marathon to raise funds for educate.’s scholarship programme! In this post Lisa tells us a little more about what she and Yolanda … Continue reading Meanwhile in the Scottish Highlands…
Irish poet Terry McDonagh recently supported educate. by raising money through donations from his poetry books and talking about educate.'s work at an event at his town hall. Hearing about this wonderful initiative, so different from how we get most of our donations, we asked if he would like to write a short piece for … Continue reading Terry McDonagh, Irish poet, supports educate.
Starting educate. has led us to do some pretty crazy things, but this obstacle-filled mud run might be the craziest so far! On Saturday April 21st, four educate. team members voluntarily subjected themselves to thick mud, barbed wire and electric shocks in the name of raising money for one of educate.'s projects: a library for Escuela … Continue reading Sponsored Mud Run – “I didn’t realise there were obstacles!”
On Saturday April 7th, educate. held a flea market sale at Amsterdam University College! The sun was shining and tables were piled high with second-hand clothes, books, shoes and miscellaneous trinkets. People either rented a table for €10 and sold their belongings themselves, or donated their things to educate.. Along with the flea market, we … Continue reading Sunshine and Bargains: Flea Market Fundraiser at Amsterdam University College