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.