Libraries

We believe in that communities themselves know best what they need, and we trust in teachers and local individuals to be the leaders of change.

Our community projects support communities in starting self-sustaining educational projects such as school libraries that strengthen existing educational institutions from within. These libraries fundamentally transform learning environments at schools: broadening horizons, opening minds and inspiring creativity.

Community-driven development

All of our projects are led by a local community project committee made up of teachers, parents and students. Committees lead the community in raising a portion of funds for the project, create their own project plan, and are responsible for ongoing project maintenance.

This model of community-driven development means that the school and community take real ownership over leading the project, leading to maximum impact and sustainability. It also means that dependence is reduced as far as possible, instead supporting communities in creating projects themselves that outlast educate.‘s involvement.

Beyond the curriculum: holistic, creative and critical education

The libraries we support are filled with books that inspire creativity, as well as books that foster critical thinking and global citizenship through promoting environmental awareness, challenging gender norms, and teaching children about the world beyond their own towns and villages. We also place a strong emphasis on providing culturally-relevant books, so children can see themselves in the books they read (read our blog post on this topic here).

Las Delicias Library

Las Delicias primary school has 60 students taught by two teachers, as well as a volunteer-run Kindergarten class. The school is located on the outskirts of Trinidad, Santa Barbara.

La Alegria Library

La Alegria is a remote mountain village in the municipality of Trinidad. With just one classroom, grades 1-6 are taught by a single teacher.

Las Lagunas Library

The Las Lagunas primary school is located in a rural village in Arada, Santa Barbara. Here, 33 students from kindergarten through 6th grade are taught by a single teacher.

La Florida Library

The La Florida primary school is a single-teacher school in a remote mountain village three hours by horseback into the Sierra de Agalta mountains of Olancho.

Adrian Mejia Library

Adrian Mejia is a 600-student primary and secondary school on the outskirts of El Progreso, Honduras.

Guadalupe Ulloa Library

Escuela Guadalupe Ulloa school is a primary school with 300 students, located in the center of the rural town of Trinidad, Honduras.

Trinidad Kindergarten Library

Trinidad’s public Kindergarten has 100 students aged 4-6.