This project has been in our hands for more than two years; we started by carrying out campaigns to collect children’s clothes, books, school materials, toys… and sending them in a container by sea to Honduras together with other associations in our town. As we became more involved in the project, it grew and we started to contact directly with volunteers from NGOs in Honduras so that they could tell us about their reality there and share it with us. Our aim was to find out how we could help them more effectively.
Last year we started a new branch of the project, we gave online tutoring classes in an adult school in Honduras in collaboration with the NGO ACOES Honduras; our students were a small group of 15, 16 and 17 year Olds who were failing at school. At the end of the course, many of them obtained their school certificate, so we are very happy for their success and for having helped in some way.
The initiative was such a success that we have been offered this course to teach reinforced classes in Math, Spanish and English, but now in the four schools that the NGO also helps. There are currently around 7000 students attending classes in these schools, from preschool to high school.
Our aim is to give online classes reinforcing what they need. We have recently got in touch with the NGO teachers so that when they return from their holidays, they can tell us what they want us to reinforce in the classes so that we can create a syllabus together on a platform and organize ourselves well. We are going to teach Math, Spanish and English.
We will provide them with the right tools and help them get used to using them. Together with their teachers and educators we want to create a resourceful platform with the help of Microsoft software.
Our team, consisting of seven students, is in charge of gathering the volunteers who are in charge of providing the reinforcement. We currently have 20 people from 4th ESO and 15 students from Hight School, and two schools in Granada have also volunteered to give online support classes. In addition, we have the support of most of the teachers from our school, SEK International School Alborán.
With this we will be able to reinforce the people who find it most difficult to study and we will be able to prevent them from dropping out of school and to give them access to a better future in the labour market.