2022 truly surpassed all our expectations. We started off the year by launching our high school scholarship programme as schools reopened after more than two years of being closed due to the pandemic, we brought our Projects Coordinator Walter onto the team as a part-time paid employee, and we signed a contract with the Municipality … Continue reading Our 2022 Annual Report is out!
The Youth Center opens and the first year of educate.’s high school scholarship programme comes to an end!
Our High School scholarship programme educate. works to empower children and youth in Honduras through community-driven educational initiatives. In 2017 we started our university scholarship programme, which has been running since then. However, through conversations with families, local educators and young people, a clear need emerged for greater support towards access to high school as … Continue reading The Youth Center opens and the first year of educate.’s high school scholarship programme comes to an end!
Bringing STEM education into educate. libraries: an internet pilot at Las Lagunas primary school
In many classrooms world-wide, the internet has become an indispensable tool in education – a tool that connects students with a variety of sources and opportunities to learn. Through the Internet Pilot Project, we and our partners at Hebbian have made access to this resource possible for the children of rural Las Lagunas primary school … Continue reading Bringing STEM education into educate. libraries: an internet pilot at Las Lagunas primary school
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
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