This month in Honduras the focus is on our college kids in San Rafael and what a month it has been for them!
We the school gates opened this year, we had a record 69 students in the secondary school and college, traveling from nine different towns around Copán to come to our school, deemed one of the best schools in the region! Some of the kids travel over an hour to get to the school, that is how dedicated they are to getting a good education.
And it is worth the walk as this month they have been doing their work experience placements for college in businesses and organisations in Copán. The kids absolutely loved it and their temporary bosses were even more impressed, saying they were the hardest bunch of students they had ever worked with. Not only has this given the students an incredible confidence boost but it has also shown the business owners what these small town kids are made of! Some of them have even been offered a job where they did their placement, once they have completed their education of course!
If that wasn't enough excitement for one month, the students were also invited to take part in a traditional folkloric dance at the Maratón de la Merienda Escolar in Copán, showing off their skills in front of other schools and the public.
Finally, we are almost ready for our first crop of coffee from our sustainable plan in Honduras, Plan Café. The college kids (again!) took time out of their very busy schedule to learn about the different methods for Plan Café and to help prepare the land for the first harvest!
All those opportunities have been funded by donations from you and other generous people just like you who really are helping thes children have the best start in life. Thank you.
We sent you an update on Saturday giving you an update on how the projects are progressing and how well the students are doing!
As I mentioned on Saturday, the students would not be making such progress in school if it wasn’t for your support and dedication to helping fund the projects.
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This month in Honduras we focused on education and celebration!
Each year, we meet our new first graders in San Rafael and this year they have been as impressive as ever! They are so eager to learn they have specifically requested more homework each day – I wonder how long it will last!!
We also celebrated Mother’s day, an event organized by our secondary school students! They put on a program of dance, drama and comedy for the Mums, with the most memorable moment the ‘Honduran Sack Dance’ performed by some of our younger students.
What a proud and memorable day!
Good education (and fun!) is absolutely vital for the development of the children and their families. Thanks to you and your continued support through donations we can keep improving the livelihoods of these communities!
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Our last report told of the school doors reopening, this is our focus this year. Continuing to offer a strong level of education and a food and fruit programme. Our school has become so popular we have built two temporary classrooms which need more development to make them strong enough to be permanent.
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School started in earnest on 4th February, with primary, secondary and college in San Rafael.
Primary is full with 14 children in 1st grade, 15 in 2nd grade; 12 in 3rd grade; 19 in 4th grade; 11 in 5th grade and 11 in 6th grade! Our Secondary school and College, solely funded by generous donors,, we have 13 students in 7th grade, 16 in 8th grade, 10 in 9th grade; 11 in 10th grade and 18 in 11th grade.
All of these children are eager to learn, and so happy school has re-opened, with a fantastic education on offer and food and fruit to combat malnutrition we will keep you up-to-date on their progress.
Look out for our next report on Wednesday morning, with our exciting announcement and plans for 2013 in Guatemala!
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