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

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!

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

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

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

Covid-19: We need your support, now more than ever

Monday March 23rd was educate.'s third birthday. This exciting day came at a time full of challenges.  With everything going on surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, there are shifts taking place all across our community. In Honduras, schools and universities have closed down, and in Amsterdam our teams have switched to virtual meetings. In the midst of it all, … Continue reading Covid-19: We need your support, now more than ever

“We have to fight for our rights as students:” University students speak out about Honduras’ ongoing protests

If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that there has been a lot going on in Honduras recently. Since a US-backed military coup d’etat in 2009 that ousted the democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya, Honduras’ right-wing Nationalist party has been in control. In 2017, President Juan Orlando Hernandez changed the constitution to allow himself … Continue reading “We have to fight for our rights as students:” University students speak out about Honduras’ ongoing protests

2019 educate. Scholarship Student: Javier Reyes

The start of a new year means educate. is taking on a new university scholarship student! educate.'s university scholarship programme provides excellent, high-potential students from low-income backgrounds in Honduras with the opportunity to continue their education to the university level. This year's recipient will become the third person to go to university with educate.'s support. Out of … Continue reading 2019 educate. Scholarship Student: Javier Reyes

Schooling the World: Should we be Exporting “Western Education”?

By Antonia McGrath A group of International Development Masters students at the University of Amsterdam recently organized a film screening and panel discussion event featuring the film ‘Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden.’ This was part of a course on Education, Development and Social Justice, and as one of educate.’s directors, I was … Continue reading Schooling the World: Should we be Exporting “Western Education”?