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"
- 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
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."
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