JOIN US IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND CHANGING LIVES IN Honduras
Global Millennials for Progress is excited to partner with Students Helping Honduras (SHH) to build a school in Alexander Lopez, formerly known as Siete de Abril, a rural community in Santa Clara, Honduras.
Escuela Jose Trinidad Cabanas is located in community Alexander Lopez, formerly known as Siete de Abril. Hurricane Mitch, in 1998, destroyed many citizen's homes and livelihoods and displaced people throughout the Honduran countryside. Following the devastation of Hurricane Mitch, the makeshift village which now houses Escuela Jose Trinidad Cabanas was developed. Originally designed to only educate 35 students, Escuela Jose Trinidad Cabanas is falling apart - literally. With limited access to education, only one teachers instructs grades 1-6 in the same small classroom.
The construction of a new school with three additional classrooms will give hundreds more children the opportunity to receive an education, decrease the odds of them being recruited by local gangs, and ensure they are able to lift themselves (and in many cases their families) out of poverty.
Education is crucial to ensuring individuals have opportunities to end the cycle of poverty for both themselves and their families. SHH has partnered with the community to bring a safer learning environment for their children. Families have come together to make this project possible and sustainable. Volunteers have just broke ground on the school during winter 2016 and are hustling to raise the rest of the capital. Learn more about SHH's mission to build 1,000 schools in rural Honduras.
Global Millennials for Progress is seeking to mobilize 1,000 millennials and raise $25,000 to build the new and improved Escuela Jose Trinidad Cabanas in Honduras. Together, we can stop the cycle of violence and poverty by investing in education and youth empowerment.