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Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel

by Shoulder to Shoulder, Inc.
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel
Inspire 1500 Honduran Children to Excel

Summary

A unique partnership between Shoulder to Shoulder and Honduran public education offers accessible, quality, bilingual education. Inadequate resources mean most children only attend school through the sixth grade and still leave illiterate. This sustains endemic poverty and dependency. Children at the model, bilingual school excel academically, grow in confidence, and are inspired to become responsible, effective leaders. It is the empowerment of the greatest resource; the human mind and heart.

$25,000
total goal
$9,525
remaining
81
donors
4
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

In Honduras, public school buildings are collapsing, books and materials are non-existent, there are too few teachers, and those few are ill-prepared. In poverty-stricken, rural areas like ours, the situation is worse. Children leave school early. Without skills and uneducated, they attempt to find work, but fail. Many young persons, in frustration, illegally migrate to the US. Private schools are accessible to a very tiny minority. The system sustains widespread poverty.

Solution

Shoulder to Shoulder partners with public education to provide accessible, quality curriculum and resources. While assisting all schools, the Good Shepherd Bilingual School in Camasca is the model for a primary education of excellence. We provide proven pedagogical resources, computer-based technology, and English-speaking volunteers to assist Honduran teachers. We partner with schools at all levels in the US to channel even greater resources and expertise. Our students are engaged and inspired.

Long-Term Impact

Taking what we learned about computer-assisted learning, we have expanded into all 7 High Schools and 14 middle schools. Working with the Honduran Ministry of Education, we have loaded the Honduran curriculum onto servers, so that teachers without textbooks can still teach what the children need. In our Partnership Model, the Parents Associations purchase large screen TVs, and StS provides the server, router, and computer tablets. Education will provide the standard for hope and inspiration.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.shouldertoshoulder.org
Website page on the Good Shepherd Bilingual School
Broader Educational Mission
Video Presentation of the Bilingual School
CREE and Robotics website

Organization Information

Shoulder to Shoulder, Inc.

Location: Dayton, OH - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @StoSHonduras
Project Leader:
Laura Manship
General Director
Dayton, OH United States
$15,476 raised of $25,000 goal
 
118 donations
$9,525 to go
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