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Your help changes everything!
The Honduras Child Alliance depends on monthly supporters to maintain a stable financial base for projects operated via the General Fund (PEP+, VAP, Healthy Snacks, etc.). Your help is essential! To have program supplies, electricity, or snacks for the kids, your monthly donation is key! Donations can be accepted from any country, so please click on the secure donate button to get started!
How your donation keeps the classrooms open . . .
People often want to donate to a tangible 'thing'. Maybe a bag of groceries for struggling families, or perhaps a computer for the classroom. Our supporters are so generous and we appreciate everyone so much, but here's the thing, as we move past the ongoing challenges of the (post)pandemic, it's clear that Honduras Child Alliance must develop increased revenue streams to address general operational expenses in a long-term and sustainable way.
It's a simple equation. As always, Honduras Child Alliance needs to be able to pay the electric bills, provide internet access, maintain the classrooms, replenish educational materials, and pay our (Honduran) in-country team to keep classes running and doors open. So, while there may not be a lot of glamour to supporting a monthly internet bill, fixing the lock on the gate, or making sure that the hourly stipends for our 'PEP-Professionals' (Honduran young adults who work as interns) are paid on time, that is the most important place where we need your help.
How your donation provides Healthy Snacks and nutritional support . . .
There is no safety net for the kids in El Porvenir and many students arrive to our PEP+ classes hungry. The Healthy Snacks program provides protein-rich, nutritionally balanced snacks to 150+ children each week. The participating children exhibit more energy and are able to engage more actively in their schoolwork and HCA's programs. Your ongoing donation helps:
● Provide more essential nutritional elements such as protein and iron.
● Continue to model locally available healthy food options and support nutrition education via resources for students, parents, and the larger community.
● Build more partnerships with local entrepreneurs so they can develop an ongoing income stream via preparing healthy snacks.
To improve the delivery of the Healthy Snacks Program, we need to increase the quantity and nutritional value of the snacks. To meet the needs of our growing number of students, your ongoing support is essential!
How your donation provides access to technology . . .
Our students missed more than 2 years of in-person classes due to the pandemic, yet at HCA we were able to provide support in completing schoolwork remotely because we had laptops in our community-classrooms. However, this equipment must be updated and replaced regularly. Now that children are back in-person, computer literacy continues to be essential for further education and employment but most children in El P do not have computers or internet in their homes and so the computers that our donors provide within HCA's community-classrooms allow students to practice, hone, and grow their competence and confidence with the use of technology!
How your donation helps our 'PEP-Professionals' interns gain work experience and stay in school . . .
Our Honduran managers and interns took the lead to maintain programs during the pandemic and this program continues to be a win-win-win! The 'PEP-Professionals' a select cohort of young adults from El Porvenir, gain professional development and earn a stipend to help pay for their further education by working at and managing the Honduras Child Alliance programs. In addition, some take on management roles, help organize the nutrition program, or help with data management. Blended teams of volunteers from around the world, alongside our team of Honduran interns, work in a unified effort and are great role models for the kids.
This program brings value to each and every participant but while volunteer labor is free, the interns need to be paid.
With all of the controversy surrounding immigration, we believe that the one thing that everyone can hopefully agree on is that when people have viable options within their own country, then they are not forced to flee. HCA's 'PEP-Professionals' program is meant to help Honduran young people develop the skills to access opportunities within Honduras so that they can feel confident that they have a future in their own country. It's also making the HCA programs more sustainable since the PEP-Professionals interns become ongoing trained staff.