Building a Kindergarten in Rural Honduras

Building a Kindergarten in Rural Honduras

From Anne Rodgers

Help build a kindergarten in El Sauce, Honduras! Thanks to all the generous support already received, we have met the goal of books for the children! Now, we are trying to reach the final goal: building the kindergarten!

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The Educational System of Honduras is highly under developed despite an increase in government funding for the education sector over the past few years. Unfortunately, children in rural areas are are most affected by factors that inhibit children from education. Schools in Honduras face issues such a proximity and affordability of schooling, poor administration, low technical quality, and stagnant productivity. 

60.2% of Hondurans live below the poverty line, and 35.9% of Hondurans live in extreme poverty. 

Only 32 out of 100 students finish primary school in Honduras without repeating grades. 

46% of children in Honduras never finish primary school.

80% of students attending universities in Honduras fail out. 

In 2001, 75% of Honduras had not completed the 7th grade. 

In rural areas of Honduras, the average school attainment is 4 years. 

Only 28% of students age 15-25. 

It is an average of a four hour walk for children in a rural village of Honduras to reach a secondary school. 

In Parajillos, Honduras, sixth grade girls dropped out of school in 2010 due to early marriage, and were pregnant within one year. 

10% of the population of Honduras has no access to education at all. 

"Educators in Honduras say that they want to develop schools, but there is no funding. No money for textbooks, school equipment, and building renovations"(Cotza 2013). 

Only 3 out of 10 Honduran young people have access to secondary education.

Children often leave school at the age of 13 to work in the fields, and there are no secondary schools. 

This summer, 

I will be traveling to El Sauce, Honduras, to work with children in three rural schools. I will be using the coloring book that I have created, developed, and published in order to communicate the idea of gender equality in education, and the importance of maintaining an education in terms of improving economic, social, and overall stability of the individual in society. I will be conducting focus groups with primary school students about the importance of staying in school.

Thanks to the overwhelming support received for this project, we have raised over 170 books, more than enough to stock the libraries of these schools. We are now focusing on the final stage of this project: Building a Kindergarten in El Sauce. This project will require 7,000 dollars. This will be a local school for the children stocked with books and school supplies to improve their education. Please consider donating to this cause. To build a Kindergarten would provide a sustainable resource that educates not only the students but the community about the power of education! Please consider supporting this project! 

Thank you for your support! Let's build a Kindergarten in rural Honduras! 

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Recently, I took a trip to Ecuador with my church. I had the opportunity to teach students in Ecuador about the importance of school for ten days, but these students truly taught and gave me more than I ever could have given them.

Here are a few things I observed:
Many girls beginning at age 14 drop out of school because of pregnancy, and do not have the skills to support themselves by getting a job.
Girls have about 10 minutes a day to study and do homework, and this is due to domestic labor responsibilities.
A few students I worked with did not feel comfortable going to school, because their teachers told them that girls are not smart enough to succeed.
Girls that have not attended some form of schooling in Ecuador cannot read or write.
Most teenage mothers don't plan on sending their little girls to school.
Girls in primary school want to attend universities, but they probably will not be able to afford tuition fees.

Please help me reverse these trends that are prevalent in school systems throughout the third world. Everyone deserves an education.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NexqrXbJM-Q

Please take a moment to check out this video! This is how ALL girls schools in rural and impoverished communities should be modeled... sustainable not only for the student but also the population. Love the sass in this video, congratulations to the Kibera School for Girls

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http://girlrising.com/about-the-film/wadley-in-haiti/

Please take a moment to watch this video. This Girl Rocks! Its amazing what one girl can in the face of so much poverty. Never give up!

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Picture of the kindergarten I am trying to rebuild. No electricity, bathrooms, chairs, or desks. The walls are falling down and the roof is falling in. Because of the safety issues, the kindergartners cannot use this building and do not have a school. Please donate!

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Please take a moment to watch this video! These problems can be fixed....

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Thanks to all those who have supported, donated, and shared!

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