From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives

by Grace Honduras
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From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives

After the pandemic and hurricanes Eta and Iota, the population of those in extreme poverty that works collecting recyclable material in the San Pedro Sula dump have multiplied; now 2,000 people work in the dump, and due to high unemployment rates, total loss of homes and fewer opportunities to receive a free quality education, extreme poverty in the city has increased.

Grace school cares greatly for the babies and children between 0 to 4 years old, who are the most vulnerable, some of who were even born in the dump. It is extremely important to intervene immediately since these little ones suffer from severe malnutrition, physical and psychological abuse, affecting their growth and cognitive development, this will eventually cause personality and learning disorders; suffer from daily cuts to their hands, arms, and feet, knowing that many are crushed by machines and others die due to trying to earn some money.

Proposal to address the problem

The construction of a nursery school with a pedagogical focus on the Montessori teaching method.

To provide early stimulation, a safe environment, and proper nutrition. At this stage of growth, this will significantly reduce the chances of developing personality and/or learning disorders and chronic malnutrition, and ensuring normal cognitive development, avoiding serious accidents or death that occur due to work in the garbage dump.

With this project we ensure that children do not visit the garbage dump anymore; we can have quality education and their families will have a safe place to leave their children while they work in the landfill.

 It is important to mention that many children never attend school and sadly, they eventually join the gang. There are alarming statistics of teenage pregnancy in this community and it is here that the cycle of poverty in the city and country is perpetuated.

Take a look at the full description of our new project, the FIRST Montessori Nursery for children of the trash dump. 

 

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2021 has brought many challenges, one of them is our educational plan; to really make a meaningful education and transformation Grace staff is working relentlessly into providing our children the very best. We face many obstacles but together we're stronger!

Take a look at our psycho-pedagogical analysis and diagnosis / 2021 action plan report to know what Grace is doing and achieving thanks to YOUR support!

We believe education is the key to break the cycle of poverty and with a big team of teachers, directors, and donors we can reach it!

Long story short, we just want to say THANK YOU!!!! It is because of the support of people who believe in our work that we can build dreams and recycle lives

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2020 brought to all of us many challenges, Grace Honduras work was no exception, a pandemic, and two hurricanes, but that didn't stop us from working and finishing the year full of blessings. 

Preschool graduation, Christmas gifts for everyone, building 4 houses and repairing even more....

But this 2021 with YOUR support our education won´t stop, our work will be even more strategic and our love is already growing. 

With many plans, especially being able to start a Montessori Nursery for babies who currently are in the dump, we believe that all of us can work together to transform the lives of the children who work in the trash dump in San Pedro Sula City. 


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As if the Covid-19 wasn’t enough, weeks ago, hurricane ETA and IOTA strongly hit the most vulnerable areas of San Pedro Sula, one of these, the community where our families live, near the municipal trash dump.

Families are trying to survive, with less than what they had before the hurricanes, they have had to double their work shifts, collect more material in the garbage dump, in order to have the same income that they earned before the pandemic and now both hurricanes.


Doña Isolina, lost her house, the water covered up the roof, without giving her the opportunity to take out any of her few belongings.Doña Digna who just had a baby and went recently through surgery had to run out with her nine daughters before the land and rocks that slid from the hill collapsed into her house, leaving her with nowhere to go.


They are only two of several of our families who, although their houses were made of plastic and cardboard they called it "home"; now they have nothing.


"That's life, those who have the least are those who lose the most." Doña Jenny said while water covered a large part of her house. However, Abigail cooks outdoors for her eight sisters, thanking God for the food.

One of them could be one of us, but why not? God allows you and me to be on the other side to reach out to those who are suffering now.

They deserve a decent place to live. You can be God's answer to their prayers.


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It's 3 am in the morning, Jason and Josselin, are coming off after a night of hard work picking up plastic bottles, riding downhill in their bike they realize brakes don't work, they crash into the concrete floor into their faces. 

Their brothers knock our door and we run to see two boys covered in blood and dirt, crying in pain. 

We know nothing about nursing so we did what we could to stop the bleeding, gave meds for pain, and took them home. 

They didn't wanted to go to the ER in the public hospital because they believe they will get infected of Covid-19 there. 

Our staff spent two weeks cleaning their wounds and providing food for them to not go back to the dump until their wounds are completely healed. 

They recovered, God did the miracle!

This is just a glimpse of the work we have been doing during all this health crisis. 

From being the "ambulance" of the community, being a nurse, teacher, psychologist, cook, and much more. 

We have work every day to help our families pass this hard time without much suffering and hunger. 

 

But it is impossible without your support. 

Help Grace Honduras serve the children who still in pandemic go to the municipal trash dump to pick up recyclables to bring food to their tables. 


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Location: San Pedro Sula - Honduras
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