After a year of lockdown, our community library projects have been re-ignited. Last week, three communities in the municipality of Trinidad, Honduras recommenced their community meetings, working towards three new school-based community libraries that will open this year. Project Coordinator Walter Dubon attended the community meetings, guiding communities in the first steps of the process: … Continue reading Community library projects re-starting after a year of lockdown
A long-term focus towards re-building after two major hurricanes
November was a challenging month for our communities, with two category 4 hurricanes passing through Honduras in as many weeks. For much of northern and central Honduras, this has meant floodwaters rising to rooftops, and raging rivers carrying away bridges and houses and destroying vast swathes of farmland. “The area where I live was flooded,” … Continue reading A long-term focus towards re-building after two major hurricanes
Two educate. teachers amongst this years’ 19 “Teachers of the Year” in Honduras!
Every year, 19 teachers from across Honduras are recognised for their exceptional qualities and achievements as teachers and educators. These teachers are chosen from the roughly 60,000 educators across the country, and are individuals who stand out for their passion and dedication in teaching Honduras’ youth and driving change in the educational sector. This year, … Continue reading Two educate. teachers amongst this years’ 19 “Teachers of the Year” in Honduras!
La Florida Library Anniversary Celebration
August 14 marked the 1-year anniversary of the La Florida school library in Olancho, Honduras! The students from the school decided to organise an anniversary celebration, and invited educate. to join them via Zoom. It was the first time the students had attempted a Zoom call, and a phone top-up had been bought especially for … Continue reading La Florida Library Anniversary Celebration
Food package support in Honduras as food insecurity becomes an ever-growing concern
Across Latin America, the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 have been instrumental. While existing issues persist, food insecurity has risen dramatically - UN agencies, including the World Food Programme (WFP), estimate that around 14 million people across the region are at risk of severe food insecurity as COVID cases continue to rise, affecting food systems and … Continue reading Food package support in Honduras as food insecurity becomes an ever-growing concern
The Making of The American Fraud: A Story of Honduran Migrants and the Country they Flee
This article was originally published in PanDam Magazine. You can read the original article here. On Wednesday July 29th at 20:00 pm Amsterdam time, there is a live online screening taking place of the documentary film ‘The American Fraud’. Antonia McGrath, one of the film’s directors and co-founder of the Amsterdam-based non-profit organisation educate., will also give a short … Continue reading The Making of The American Fraud: A Story of Honduran Migrants and the Country they Flee
“Poverty Porn” and Decolonizing Non-Profit Media: A How-To Guide
Narratives support broader power imbalances, so through narratives we can either choose to further entrench existing neo-colonial ideas of power and poverty, or we can strive to challenge these dominant narratives and be part of creating a shift in our world's collective imagination of countries, people and power that rejects neo-colonial power imbalances. Perhaps by changing the narrative, we can counter this imbalance.
Online Fundraising During Lockdown – A Recap
In 2019, 60% of educate.’s funding came from fundraising activities. With the coronavirus lockdown preventing us from physically getting together for our usual fundraising events, this whole section of our funding has been temporarily on hold. Luckily, educate.’s events team have been astonishingly creative and persistent in coming up with creative ways to continue bringing … Continue reading Online Fundraising During Lockdown – A Recap
Studying from Home in Honduras’ Lockdown
(version en español abajo) In Honduras, lockdown continues. Schools and universities have already been closed for several months, and it seems likely this will continue for some time as Covid-19 cases in Honduras continue to rise. All of our scholarship students are continuing their semester online, and we are providing as much support as we … Continue reading Studying from Home in Honduras’ Lockdown
The dark side of voluntourism: why development work needs to prioritize local leadership
Even if you haven’t yet heard the term ‘voluntourism,’ you almost certainly are familiar with the phenomenon it refers to. Its imagery and advertising are everywhere – resume-building, perspective-changing opportunities to build a well/teach English/help at an orphanage somewhere in the global South, for a price. Such a combination of volunteering and tourism appeals to … Continue reading The dark side of voluntourism: why development work needs to prioritize local leadership