Service learning and awareness of global issues is an integral part of education in today’s world. By partnering with educate., your school can give students a unique experience in learning about issues of poverty and inequality that exist in today’s world and what they can do as global citizens to make real, sustainable change in a way that is grassroots and community-focused.
Central to these partnerships is the focus that we place on the communities we work with in Honduras. Students at our partner schools learn about Honduras and the issues that are present, but always with a respect for the communities and a “learning mindset” where students are encouraged to learn from them, rather than the other way around.
Our partnerships with schools allow students of all ages to work on real, impactful service projects through educate.. These projects provide support to educate. as an organisation, and provide the students working on them with real-life learning opportunities. On a broad scale, they provide insight into the field of charitable/aid work and the multitude of issues associated with it (from the practical to the ethical), and on a smaller scale the projects teach the students about individual communities and their needs and how small-scale projects can create a wide impact for individuals. Additionally, these projects give students opportunities to develop skills in related fields including research, project organization and management, and marketing and communications.
In these partnerships, educate. undertakes all the logistical planning of the projects themselves, and our partners schools support projects that suit the students’ interests and abilities. Every school is different, and we can tailor our partnerships to individual schools, working with classes, year groups, clubs, student committees, or any other form that suits the needs and goals of your school. The projects that partner schools work on can also vary, from students organising fundraising events, to raising awareness, doing research projects, or organising events such as book drives.
As an organisation, our projects empower children and youth in Honduras, but by involving and working with youth at schools around the world on educate. projects, we also empower them to use their abilities to make change. Students take their learning with them beyond these projects to become global citizens who understand the issues that our world faces in all their complexity and who use their privilege to make this world a more just and equal place.
This video shows some grade 6 students from the International School of Panama in Panama City reflecting on a book drive that they organised for educate..
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