40% of the Honduran population is younger than 18 and most of them end up as unschooled laborers as a result of a poor education, or none at all. The children are smart enough and ambitious enough to move up, however many youngsters are forced to leave school because their families cannot afford school materials and uniforms, or because they are needed to help with the family's income. Young people are often forced to migrate or turn to youth gangs because of lack of labor opportunities.
This program will provide 30 additional children of AMPRO members scholarships good for one year of schooling along with private trainings. Future fundraising will see these children through high school graduation.
With the awarding of scholarships AMPRO is contributing to the education of youth who will be able to take a competitive position in the labor market and create local business initiatives, generate local work opportunities, furthering development.