World Accord will be constructing a concrete block kindergarten in a rural mountain village near Lago Yojoa in Honduras. Children will be able to get a head start on education - providing opportunities and hope at a time when many of the poorest in the country flee to other countries in order to survive.
The World Bank estimates that 3.9 million people will leave Central American countries like Honduras in the next 30 years seeking hope and opportunity elsewhere. While fear of violence from organized crime is a driver of this exodus, poverty remains the most significant cause. Education of children today will help stem the tide of poverty refugees in the coming years.
Studies have repeatedly shown that one of the best ways to keep families at home in these countries is to ensure there is adequate education for the children. This way they will be able to find or make opportunities that their parents never had. To this end, World Accord volunteers have been raising funds and building schools in mountainous, rural communities in Honduras for more than 20 years. This has helped thousands find opportunities that simply don't exist for the uneducated.
From 20 to 40 children per year will have access to the education that this school will provide. This school will last at least 30 years impacting 600 to 1,200 children in total. This is a kindergarten project which means 600 - 1,200 families will have more time for productive work and that older girls will not be pulled out of school to provide the care necessary for their younger siblings who will now be in school.