Honduras is an impoverished nation with few resources to commit to its educational system. Many children do not even complete the required 6 grades of schooling. Classrooms are overcrowded and teachers can go long periods without pay, which commonly results in teacher strikes. SOL International will supplement this education system with a free after-school education center for at-risk youth. Without this assistance many children could simply stop attending school at a very young age.
SOL International will provide a free-after school education program that includes tutoring, access to computers with internet, and supervised study periods in a safe and positive environment. Healthy snacks and vitamins will be given to the children that participate in these after-school educational programs. The educational center will also conduct classes for young men and women about peer pressure, life skills, HIV/AIDS education, and healthy lifestyles.
"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family" - Kofi Annan - This project seeks to empower dozens of at-risk youth through education. Through educational programs, SOL International hopes to improve the quality of life for these children and their families. Education will lead to employment opportunities for these children, reducing their risk of entering into a life of crime and drugs.