A library inauguration party is key to creating a sense of value for the community of this new space. It acts as a celebration of the work they have completed, and creates a sense of anticipation for the opportunities to come. Chispa Project, through whom we have been working to start the Adrian Mejia primary … Continue reading A Celebration of Literacy in El Progreso
It is our responsibility to ensure that the scholarships we offer are actively promoted amongst communities where university may not be on the radar for today’s youth. With this in mind, we recently gave presentations at two public high school in Honduras, reaching almost 100 students from extremely underprivileged backgrounds.
(Versión en español abajo) A stack of miniature tortillas, ground beef, carrots, rice and tomatoes are heaped onto child-sized plates. Three mothers busy themselves handing out plates of food to the twenty-something chattering children in the room, sitting in two lines down a long wooden table that splits the room in two. All in their … Continue reading Community Comes Together to Create Nutrition Centre
(Versión en Español abajo) “Why do we read?” In the small, aluminum-roofed classroom, seven pencils scribbled. Chairs scraped on the concrete floor. A fan spun lazily in the corner, ruffling pages. On each desk sat a shiny children’s book, carefully selected from the new library. “Don’t write directly on top of the books - … Continue reading Starting a School Library that Actually Works
Things don’t always go to plan. Each time we begin a new project, we put a great deal of thought into it, but there are always circumstances that one simply cannot predict. This has been the case with our most recent project, the nutrition centre we fund in Talanga, Honduras with our incredible partner organisation … Continue reading Things don’t always go to plan: Nutrition Centre Relocation
We have recently partnered with the Honduran non-profit Manos Que Ayudan Talanga to fund a nutrition centre for children in the town of Talanga, Honduras. This project benefits roughly 20 children every day, who each receive a nutritious meal at the centre. Manos Que Ayudan Talanga is a small organisation founded and run by Carlos … Continue reading Child Nutrition Centre with Manos Que Ayudan Talanga
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
For many months now, we have been working with the Honduras-based non-profit Chispa Project to start a library at a public elementary school in the city of El Progreso, Honduras. Due to the chaos that followed the Honduran presidential elections, our plans were delayed somewhat, but we are very excited to have a concrete game … Continue reading El Progreso Library Update: Adrian Mejia School!
Last week, we sent Tania Caballero the first installment of her educate. scholarship, allowing her to start the first semester of university at the National Autonomous University of Honduras, a public university in San Pedro Sula, to study industrial engineering. Tania graduated from her local public high school, the Juan Lindo Institute, in November 2017 … Continue reading Tania Caballero becomes second educate. scholarship recipient
For the last month, board member Antonia McGrath has been in Honduras, visiting educate.'s projects and meeting with other NGOs and individuals around the country. Meanwhile, national elections took place, with cases of electoral fraud causing widespread chaos. - - - It's always wonderful going back to Honduras. The bustle and chaos, the amazing food, … Continue reading Project Visits in Honduras and Election Chaos