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4200 children finally get back to learning with educational kits

July 30, 2021

In early July, school principals, volunteers, parents & student representatives gathered at the World Vision Honduras warehouse for what sounds like an amazing time!

“It was a moment of emotion, joy, gratitude & hope,” said Oscar Paz, Childhood Rescue Manager of Operations, Honduras.

Story continues after "In Short"

In Short

  • 4,200 educational kits distributed to girls & boys to ensure they can return to school
  • 28,777 books were distributed to 8 local primary schools in San Pedro Sula communities
  • 30,000 children in the area of the Childhood Rescue project are currently not enrolled in school, most cite lack of income for fees & texts as the main reason
28,777 books ready to be distributed at from the World Vision Honduras Warehouse. This warehouse is central to the work of WV. Throughout hurricane ETA & IOTA emergency supplies and kits were assembled and distributed from here.

28,777 books ready to be distributed at from the World Vision Honduras Warehouse. This warehouse is central to the work of WV. Throughout hurricane ETA & IOTA emergency supplies and kits were assembled and distributed from here.

Rafa Zaldivar

According to a World Vision survey, 54% of family heads within the Childhood Rescue neighbourhoods of San Pedro Sula, do not have a job that ensures the generation of enough income to cover a family’s basic needs. This includes access to education (internet, smart devices, textbooks, workbooks and school guides among others) only increasing the school dropout rates.

1.25 million Honduran children are not enrolled for school. That’s almost half of the child population of Honduras. Within the San Pedro Sula communities an estimated 30,000 boys and girls are currently out of the education system.

Children living in these neighbourhoods are extremely vulnerable to gang recruitment, which is why Childhood Rescue initiatives that support local schools and promote access to education are critical for children's futures.

Education builds futures and these two know it!

The ongoing effects of Covid-19, lockdowns, job loss and hurricanes ETA & IOTA have greatly disadvantaged children with many missing out on 6-12 months of schooling.

Oscar summarised the moment beautifully stating...

"Because of this, the children of the area now have the necessary materials for their education and will not run the risk of losing another school year. But most importantly, they have a hope that with their education they will be able to achieve their dream to build a future and live in better conditions."

The books and overall support for local schools was so significant that news media covered the event. Here, Oscar Paz, Childhood Rescue Operations Manager is interviewed.

The books and overall support for local schools was so significant that news media covered the event. Here, Oscar Paz, Childhood Rescue Operations Manager is interviewed.

Rafa Zaldivar

What can I do?

It’s easy to feel helpless in situations like this but rest assured… you, us, everyone, together, can help make life-changing impact. And we are!

Here are two different ways you can be a part of the change.

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Honduras

Honduras

44%

of the population lives in extreme poverty

Honduras has a long history of political upheaval and organised crime. San Pedro Sula, the second largest city of Honduras, has the most murders per capita of any cities in the world. It is highly dangerous making it a perfect location for one of our three feature pilot programs. In our San Pedro Sula project we are creating safe spaces for children and teenagers. Our programs provide opportunities for learning, both educational and vocational training. We also ensure children participate in classes that ensure they know their worth and rights.

  • Gang violence, drug wars, and child labor are commonplace in many neighbourhoods

  • Honduras is the poorest country in Latin America

  • Millions of Hondurans have fled the country in the past few years; in fact, the so-called Central American 'migrant caravan' is widely considered to begin in San Pedro Sula. Many of those fleeing are women and children who fear rape, kidnapping and murder, and therefore they rather embark on a long and perilous journey.