If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that there has been a lot going on in Honduras recently. Since a US-backed military coup d’etat in 2009 that ousted the democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya, Honduras’ right-wing Nationalist party has been in control. In 2017, President Juan Orlando Hernandez changed the constitution to allow himself … Continue reading “We have to fight for our rights as students:” University students speak out about Honduras’ ongoing protests
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
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
“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”
I grew up in a place where humanity is trumped by ambition for power and territory. From a young age, I watched people get shot and collapse lifeless in the dust. When that kind of violence surrounds you, life becomes meaningless. But that is how my life was built: amongst violence, power and poverty – things that can corrupt anyone.
Tania Paola Caballero is one of educate.'s university scholarship recipients, currently in her first year of studying industrial engineering. In this post, she shares some stories from her childhood and some of her experiences from living and studying in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. My name is Tania Paola Caballero Fernández and I am eighteen … Continue reading “Studying makes you a different person”: An update from scholarship recipient Tania Caballero