Honduras is the poorest country in Latin America with the majority of those struggling in rural communities. Phoenix set up their secondary school and college in 2008, opening their doors to nine surrounding rural communities paying for teachers, utensils and books. Due to COVID-19 we aim to provide hand sanitizer and supplies of soap over the long-term for all our students for when they enter and leave the schools each day to reassure parents that it is a safe environment.
Honduras is the second poorest country in central America after Guatemala and the poverty is mainly found in the highlands of western Honduras. In these rural areas of Honduras 63% of the population live in poverty with 50% of that considered extreme poverty; this is where we work. In rural communities it is hard to get to primary schools close by and near impossible to get to secondary school or college. This leaves them with little opportunity to grow and develop out of poverty.
Phoenix brings secondary and college education to students in 9 rural communities using local teachers. By combining classroom and hands-on education in rural social responsibility along with implementing sustainable income plans the graduates can start on the front foot when they leave.
These communities want to learn, to develop, Phoenix will help them do that and by teaming it with sustainable plans provided by our donors and run by the community the projects will become self sustainable and be able to run themselves, supporting the generations of rural communties to come.