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

Trinidad Kindergarten Library: A Year and a Half Later

“There is a deficiency, a poverty of books in our country,” says Magdaly Perez, Trinidad’s head Kindergarten teacher. Unlike many rural areas, Trinidad has a public Kindergarten where children in pre-school age come every day during the mornings to learn. It’s a small one-story building covered in brightly painted murals, a yellow wall surrounding it … Continue reading Trinidad Kindergarten Library: A Year and a Half Later

Latin American Children’s Books: Why Representation Matters (+ Book Recommendations!)

“When children see their lives reflected in the books they read, they feel they and their lives are not invisible.” - Malorie Blackman. At the very first educate. library inauguration, in July 2018 at the Adrian Mejia School in El Progreso, children were clambering on their friends’ shoulders to peek through the window into their … Continue reading Latin American Children’s Books: Why Representation Matters (+ Book Recommendations!)

‘Low Class’ people = ‘Low Class’ treatment: Colonial equations, Decolonial counter-equations

This post is the first of a series of blog posts that will explore the ideas behind educate.'s "anti-service" philosophy, a philosophy that focuses on the idea(s) of decolonisation. Dr. Sayan Dey, the author, is an Assistant Professor at Amity Law School at Amity University, Noida in India.    During my childhood days, I was always intrigued … Continue reading ‘Low Class’ people = ‘Low Class’ treatment: Colonial equations, Decolonial counter-equations

Buy a Book for an educate. Library this Christmas!

We believe community-created libraries can fundamentally transform learning environments at schools. Books broaden horizons, open minds and inspire creativity. This Christmas, we’re reaching out to everyone in the educate. community to ask for your support in helping us start libraries at two rural primary schools in Honduras that will do just that. We recently launched … Continue reading Buy a Book for an educate. Library this Christmas!

Team Spotlight: Lisa van Holsteijn, Head of Fundraising

We've been working on making 'Team Spotlight' videos to give you an insight into some of the core members of the educate. team. In this post, we'd like you to meet Lisa van Holsteijn, one of educate.'s co-founders, and now our head of fundraising. Lisa lived and worked in Honduras for a year and a … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Lisa van Holsteijn, Head of Fundraising

“As a woman studying to become a doctor, I am helping break down stereotypes”

“Often women aren’t given the opportunity to study, because people think their only job should be doing housework.” These are the words of Stephanie Marie Chevez, a young woman studying medicine at university in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on an educate. scholarship. Her parents are farmers in a small village on the north coast, so … Continue reading “As a woman studying to become a doctor, I am helping break down stereotypes”

“For every 100 students who enroll, most don’t make it to the end”: Bringing books to La Lima, Honduras

(Versión en Español mas abajo) La Lima, a small city in Honduras, is steeped in history. In the 1960s, most of the North Americans from the banana corporations that flourished at the time lived here. The Tela Railroad Company, part of the well-known Chiquita brand, was also based here at the time, and one of … Continue reading “For every 100 students who enroll, most don’t make it to the end”: Bringing books to La Lima, Honduras

“Viva la Biblioteca” at Escuela Guadalupe Ulloa

Versión en Español mas abajo On a sunny Thursday morning in Honduras, a truck laden with the books and desks rumbled its way up through the Honduran coffee-farming countryside to the rural town of Trinidad. Far too big for the town’s narrow streets, the truck barely made it to the school’s entrance, where the carpenters … Continue reading “Viva la Biblioteca” at Escuela Guadalupe Ulloa