Project: Computer-based Learning Center
Solicitor: Local Churches (Arms to Restore and Love/ Central American Evangelical Church)
Location of Project: Community of Santa Elena, Sta Cruz de Yojoa, Cortes.
Project Justification: Why do you need the project?
The village of Santa Elena has approximately 2,500 inhabitants. A percentage of their youth do not have access to secondary education for economic reasons. The local Central American Evangelical Church has taken up the challenge of providing a learning opportunity to local young people through a program that is facilitated/self-taught, computer-based, and recognized by the Honduran Ministry of Public Education.
General Objective: What do you hope to achieve with the project?
To provide learning opportunities for young people of low income in 7th, 8th and 9th grades. We hope to expand our local education in the near future to include 10th-12th grades as we are able.
Supervisor’s Note: Most local communities lack formal education opportunities past 6th grade. This program would allow students to study during weekdays or weekends (for those that work). A 9th grade education in Honduras opens the door to many additional employment opportunities that would typically be closed to someone with only a 6th grade education. The technical portion and training of this program is currently being facilitated by another local NGO, Canadian Peacemakers International that has years of successful experience in the area .
Beneficiaries: Who and how many will continually benefit from this project?
90 young people (ages 13-25) annually.
- The community will set up the center and provide transportation for materials ($60).
- The student’s families will provide rent for the locality and half of the teacher’s salary ($2750).
- The local church will provide large tables and half of the teacher’s salary ($2230).
- Canadian Peacemaker’s International will provide their unique self-learning platform valued at $11,365.
- Computers, chairs, and seats are requested from an outside donor.