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

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 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

Aprendizaje en casa: recomendaciones para mantener el estudio en tiempos de cuarentena

Debido a la llegada del coronavirus (COVID-19) a Latino América, las autoridades educativas se enfrentan con el obstáculo de modificar currículos para que los estudiantes puedan continuar con su aprendizaje. Para apoyar a las comunidades con quienes trabajamos, los maestros y maestras, las familias, y todos los y las estudiantes que ya no pueden ir … Continue reading Aprendizaje en casa: recomendaciones para mantener el estudio en tiempos de cuarentena