As Honduras Child Alliance has operated in El Porvenir for going on 10 years, there are many students who have completed high school and are working to move on toward additional education or employment, or both! Since there is always a need for long-term instructors to work with the young people in our programs, we’ve developed an exciting new program to bring ‘ayudantes’ (interns) in as instructors. Honduran young adults who have been part of our program are being trained to work side by side in the classrooms with the international volunteers. This is a win/win/win in that it provides work experience for the ayudantes, great role models for the kids, and a blended work environment for the international volunteers. Perfect! We’re thrilled to welcome our Honduran co-workers, but whereas volunteer-power is free, the ayudantes need to be paid. Your donations are needed to keep the programs operating and to make it possible to grow the ayudante team.
With all of the controversy surrounding immigration, we believe that the one thing that everyone can hopefully agree on is that if people have viable options within their own country, then they are not forced to flee. Each HCA program is meant to help develop skills to access opportunities within Honduras so that these young people can feel they have a future in their own country. In particular, the ‘Ayudante’ project is also a great way to make the HCA program more sustainable since the ayudantes can become ongoing trained staff.
Recurring donations are the best way to give steady support, and your donation of $15, $25, $50 per month goes a long way in Honduras.