Become a Sponsor

HELP Honduras sponsors
Honduran Rotarians Mario & Maria with one of the children they sponsor.

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 Market Children Sponsor Form 2016
Download the 2017 HELP Honduras
Sponsor Form ( PDF )
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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
    full-year $300
    half-year $150
  • 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.

HELP Honduras children
Kids sitting in their new desks. Note the Rotary Wheel and Rotary Foundation Logo on each desk. These desks are built in Tegucigalpa for $25 each. Only 70% of students have desks. The rest sit on empty paint cans or whatever else they can haul to school.

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.

HELP Honduras sponsors
Twin Rivers School in Castlegar, BC, with Elaine Ross of HELP Honduras and teacher Kurt Kutchera who gets his grade 4/5 class to raise money and sponsor kids each year. The kids are waving the certificates of the six kids they put into school in Honduras.