A Young Computer Scientist, Growing into a Leader

Despite the difficulties of studying from home during the pandemic, educate. scholar Javier Reyes is excelling both academically and personally. During a recent visit to Honduras, I (Antonia, educate. co-founder) was able to meet up with him and his family and spend some quality time talking about his experiences, struggles, achievements and ideas.  Javier lives … Continue reading A Young Computer Scientist, Growing into a Leader

In Las Delicias, dedicated teachers have made all the difference

Written by Antonia McGrath, educate. Director and Co-Founder The Las Delicias school is located on the outskirts of Trinidad. Situated under the lofty branches of the surrounding trees, the school has three spacious classrooms as well as their new library. What makes the project stand out however, is Profe Gueyby. Profe Gueyby is an astonishingly dedicated … Continue reading In Las Delicias, dedicated teachers have made all the difference

La Alegria’s Library in the Mountains

Written by Antonia McGrath, educate. Director and Co-Founder During a recent trip to Honduras, the first of the educate. libraries I visited was in the La Alegria community. La Alegria is a 45 minute mototaxi ride from the town of Trinidad: down into the valley, up the main road, and then off a dirt track … Continue reading La Alegria’s Library in the Mountains

Two years into the pandemic, the desire to learn has not declined

(Version en español abajo) After almost two years, Honduran schools have begun a gradual return to classroom learning. However, in recent weeks a significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases associated with the Omicron variant has been detected. With the new school year set to start in February, we will have to wait to see what is … Continue reading Two years into the pandemic, the desire to learn has not declined

educate. Talkshow on OT301 Radio

Last week, educate. had the pleasure of being on OT301 Radio for an hour long discussion about our work. We talked about Honduras, the structural issues of poverty, violence and inequality and the challenges in driving structural change in the area of education. We talked about the non-profit sector and its colonial roots, and how … Continue reading educate. Talkshow on OT301 Radio

Community library projects re-starting after a year of lockdown

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

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

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

Christmas Book Tokens: Buy a book for the El Tigre primary school!

Happy holiday season to our community around the world! This December, we are collecting books for our 6th library project in Honduras, this time at the El Tigre primary school.   Our relationship with this school is a special one. Lisa, one of educate.‘s directors, taught English classes here for a year back in 2014, and … Continue reading Christmas Book Tokens: Buy a book for the El Tigre primary school!

Two new libraries once again show the power of community leadership

This past summer, two new educate.-funded libraries were inaugurated in Honduras. Both were located at small, rural public primary schools, where one teacher has all students from first through sixth grade in a single classroom - no small feat, especially with the limited resources both of these schools struggle with. Both projects were also led … Continue reading Two new libraries once again show the power of community leadership