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!)

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

Team Spotlight: Marit Hoefsloot, Grant Applications Manager

We've been working on making 'Team Spotlight' videos to give you an insight into some of the core members of the educate. team. Today, we'd like you to meet Marit Hoefsloot, educate.'s Grant Applications Manager! Marit grew up in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as her parents worked for NGOs in the area. She now adds her experience … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Marit Hoefsloot, Grant Applications Manager

“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

Team Spotlight: Jocelyn Vick Maeer, Treasurer

We've been working on making 'Team Spotlight' videos to give you an insight into some of the core members of the educate. team. Today, we'd like you to meet Jocelyn Vick Maeer, educate.'s treasurer! Jocelyn joined educate. in late 2016 while studying in Amsterdam, and has kept track of every euro and lempira that has passed … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Jocelyn Vick Maeer, Treasurer

Team Spotlight: Fionnuala Davidson, Business Partnerships Coordinator

Over the coming weeks, we are working to give you an insight into the educate. team through short interview-style videos focusing on each of our core team members. First up: Fionnuala Davidson! Fionnuala is our Business Partnerships Coordinator at educate.. She lived in Honduras for a year after finishing high school, working with street children … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Fionnuala Davidson, Business Partnerships Coordinator

Starting a School Library that Actually Works

(Versión en Español abajo)   “Why do we read?” In the small, aluminum-roofed classroom, seven pencils scribbled. Chairs scraped on the concrete floor. A fan spun lazily in the corner, ruffling pages. On each desk sat a shiny children’s book, carefully selected from the new library. “Don’t write directly on top of the books - … Continue reading Starting a School Library that Actually Works

Things don’t always go to plan: Nutrition Centre Relocation

Things don’t always go to plan. Each time we begin a new project, we put a great deal of thought into it, but there are always circumstances that one simply cannot predict. This has been the case with our most recent project, the nutrition centre we fund in Talanga, Honduras with our incredible partner organisation … Continue reading Things don’t always go to plan: Nutrition Centre Relocation

Sponsored Mud Run – “I didn’t realise there were obstacles!”

Starting educate. has led us to do some pretty crazy things, but this obstacle-filled mud run might be the craziest so far! On Saturday April 21st, four educate. team members voluntarily subjected themselves to thick mud, barbed wire and electric shocks in the name of raising money for one of educate.'s projects: a library for Escuela … Continue reading Sponsored Mud Run – “I didn’t realise there were obstacles!”

Sunshine and Bargains: Flea Market Fundraiser at Amsterdam University College

On Saturday April 7th, educate. held a flea market sale at Amsterdam University College! The sun was shining and tables were piled high with second-hand clothes, books, shoes and miscellaneous trinkets. People either rented a table for €10 and sold their belongings themselves, or donated their things to educate.. Along with the flea market, we … Continue reading Sunshine and Bargains: Flea Market Fundraiser at Amsterdam University College