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 collects funds from sponsors and provides school supplies. Student progress is monitored and tutors provided when needed. The pass rates of our sponsored students are 98%.


The cost to sponsor children in the Markets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras are as follows.  

  • Primary School Student $180
  • Secondary School Student $300
  • Vocational Student $350
  • University Student $350

If you have sponsored a student/s in the past, your funds will be used to sponsor the same student/s with the same honourees, when possible. However, due to the success of the Rotary sponsored Economic Opportunity Training program, the parents of the child you have been sponsoring may now not require your support. Also, some of the previously supported students leave the AyO community every year; If your student was one of these, we will choose a new student for you to support.  

Santa Barbara

If you wish to direct your funds to Santa Barbara, please select this impact area when making your donation. The rate to sponsor a Secondary Student in Santa Barbara is $250 per year.  

Add to your Donation

Please consider an additional donation of $30, $50, $100, or the amount of your choosing to assist with mentoring, medical supplies and health educators.  Simply increase the total of your donation for sponsoring students.    

Special Instructions

If you have a message or instructions for us about your donation, please send us an email to  

You can donate on-line by pressing the “Donate Now” button. All on-line transactions are processed in Canadian dollars.

To pay by cheque or e-transfer, download the appropriate donation form below (US or Canadian) and follow the instructions for your chosen method of payment. If you are from the US and paying by cheque, the US donation form shows rates in US currency.

Sponsor Form ( PDF )
Canada         US

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.