G-1149

Train for Change - Honduras

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Financing

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Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Honduras

Location: El Progreso, Yoro

Total Budget: $91,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy


Honduras has the worst gang epidemic on the planet. Each year, thousands of children join gangs like MS-13 and Mara 18. Honduras is also the 2nd poorest nation in the western hemisphere, where 66.2% of its people live in poverty. With access to quality education, which can lead to economic development, this grant aims to provide the Honduran people with the means of upper mobility.

By the end of 2016, the non-profit organization Students Helping Honduras (SHH) will have built 32 schools throughout northern Honduras in rural villages who lacked an appropriate a school structure. Working alongside this successful project over the last three years, one of our club members has, on her own, conducted a community assessment pointing to a lack of learning in the schools and so she began a teacher-training program, aiming to increase educational outcomes for the students who attend these schools by empowering their teachers.

Using this program as a stepping stone, from December 2016 to July 2019, our VTT Global Grant project will provide professional teachers, including learning specialists, and educational materials to train local Honduran teachers in culturally sensitive literacy skills and they in turn, after extensive supervision, will teach other teachers. One third of our local club members in the US are affiliated with education. Besides the VTT members going to Honduras, our club members are committed to volunteering in this project, bringing extra curricula materials to the children, broadening their lives about science and geography. The Host Rotary Club, El Progreso, will provide local transportation and possibly housing for our VTT teachers as well as active support of the training program, advertising this project in the region on behalf of Rotary.

The drop out rate from primaria (elementary school) in Honduras is over 50%. The environment in schools is not conducive to learning. These drop outs join gangs and become runners for the larger drug cartels. Others who drop out are expected to work in the fields, along with their illiterate parents, continuing a subsistence living. This grant, modeled after Rotary's Guatemala Literacy Project's proven program, will target training teachers of grades K-5. Most of the Honduran teachers have a little more than 6 years of schooling themselves and do not know how to teach and engage students.

As a result of this grant the students will want to stay in school, not join gangs and their parents will see the value of learning as they bring home materials to teach their parents how to read. Parents and the community will understand that it is possible for them and their children to so have a better life through education and will engage in learning basic skills themselves.

This grant promotes a positive systemic change and is aligned with our club vision and mission of changing the world, one step at a time through empowerment. The process of teachers teaching teachers underlines sustainability measures. Under resourced communities will be able to support basic education and literacy themselves through this model.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4250

Rotary Club of: El Progreso

Primary Contact: Carlos Baquedano

Email: carlosbaquedanohn@yahoo.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: E-Club of San Diego Global

Primary Contact: Maxie Gluckman

Email: trainforchange@shhkids.org

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

El Progreso (4250)

16-May-16

$1,000

$1,000

$2,000

E-Club of San Diego Global (5340)

16-May-16

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

Chula Vista Sunset (5340)

26-Oct-16

$5,000

$5,000

$10,000

Vista (5340)

26-Oct-16

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$13,000

$26,000

$39,000

Total

$91,000

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

16-May-16

System Entry

Creation of project page.

16-May-16

System Entry

Pledge of $7,000 with $7,000 DDF by Marian Pavlovich of the Rotary Club of E-Club of San Diego Global, District 5340.

20-May-16

System Entry

Project reverted to "Published".

27-Jun-16

System Entry

Pledge of $1,500 by Kelly Mellos of the Rotary Club of Encinitas Coastal, District 5340.

27-Jun-16

System Entry

Pledge of $1,500 by Kelly Mellos of the Rotary Club of Encinitas Coastal, District 5340.

27-Jun-16

System Entry

Project is now "Fully Pledged".

27-Jun-16

System Entry

Project reverted to "Published".

27-Jun-16

System Entry

Pledge of $7,500 by David Ballesteros of the Rotary Club of La Mesa Sunrise, District 5340.

27-Jun-16

System Entry

Project is now "Fully Pledged".

2-Aug-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

2-Aug-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

2-Aug-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

14-Sep-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by John V of the Rotary Club of Vista, District 5340.

14-Sep-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by R of the Rotary Club of Coronado, District 5340.

14-Sep-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

14-Sep-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

21-Oct-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 with $3,000 DDF by David Ballesteros of the Rotary Club of La Mesa Sunrise, District 5340.

21-Oct-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 DDF by Maria Antonieta Andrade of the Rotary Club of Chula Vista Sunset, District 5340.

21-Oct-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $1,500 by Rainier Trinidad of the Rotary Club of Coronado, District 5340.

25-Oct-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by John Viereck of the Rotary Club of Vista, District 5340.

26-Oct-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 with $5,000 DDF by Tonie Andrade of the Rotary Club of Chula Vista Sunset, District 5340.

26-Oct-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by John Viereck of the Rotary Club of Vista, District 5340.

26-Oct-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

26-Oct-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

28-Oct-16

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

2-Feb-17

by Maxie Gluckman

We are currently working on adding additional information to address the Rotary International questions. This should be completed by next week for their further review.

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