(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
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
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!
We are incredibly excited to be able to announce that educate. has recently partnered with the International School of Panama in Panama City. The International School of Panama is home to over 1200 children from 50 countries and runs from Pre-K to 12th grade. educate. has partnered with the school’s Grade 6 Global Issues class, … Continue reading Panama International School Global Issues Partnership
This January has been a very busy and exciting month at educate., packed with events, reunions, new projects and the welcoming of two new team members! Back in 2017, educate. began to plan a collaboration with Amsterdam University College’s philanthropy and voluntary service committee, Hands On, who select a different theme and organisation to support … Continue reading January Update: Fundraisers and New Recruits