Sponsoring a school child is one of the most fulfilling ways you can contribute to the lives of Honduran children.
Your sponsorship will pay for basic school expenses such as uniforms, shoes, books, and school supplies, without which children cannot attend the otherwise free public schools in Honduras.
As a sponsor, you will receive a receipt for tax purposes, a certificate of sponsorship, and a photograph of the child you are sponsoring. Some sponsored children write occasional letters to their sponsors.
HELP Honduras collects funds from sponsors and supplies what is needed. The annual costs are:
- Primary School Student $180
- Secondary School Student – Santa Barbara $250
- Secondary School Student – Tegucigalpa
- Vocational Student $350
- University Student $350
Student progress is monitored and tutors provided when needed. The pass rates of our sponsored students are 98%.
We also train mothers in Tegucigalpa and Santa Barbara and build secondary schools in Santa Barbara.
As well as the student sponsorships and other programs, HELP Honduras also pays the salaries of some of the staff of Alternativas Y Oportunidades (AYO). Without this staff, the sponsorships and other programs could not take place.
HELP Honduras coordinates the applications for Rotary Global Grants made by Canadian Rotary Clubs.
In Santa Barbara the main emphasis is on Secondary Education. Many villages around Santa Barbara have primary but no Secondary Schools, thus education stops at grade 6. HELP Honduras provides materials to local Rotarians, Canadian Volunteers and the student’s parents, who build the schools, at approximately $10,000/classroom.
Primary school attendance is not a major problem in Santa Barbara, so sponsorships are for secondary, vocational, and university students only.