Programs operate year-round and there is always a need for volunteers. Some folks come for 6-weeks and others stay for a year!
'PEP', originally known as the 'Porvenir English Program' started in 2010. Now, as the ‘Porvenir Enrichment Program+’, it has grown to include instruction in Spanish and English literacy, computer science, art, math, science, leadership skills, team-building, and more. A summer-camp style version of PEP+ operates when the children are on school break, and there is a year-round adult English class, 'PEP-Adultos', that meets 2 evenings per week and a 'PEP-Scholars' teen program as well.
PEP+ for elementary age children (grades 1-6)
The PEP+ classes for elementary age students are the largest HCA program and all volunteers work at PEP+. Classes are offered mornings and afternoons Monday thru Thursday and mornings only on Fridays. This year-round program has 3 classroom locations within the community. All are easy walking distance to the volunteer houses.
Vacation Activities Program - VAP (grades 1-6)
The Honduran school year starts in February and ends in early November. Each year volunteers who can make a commitment for November, December & January (or longer) are needed to run something along the lines of a 'summer camp' enrichment program for elementary age children at our 3 locations in El Porvenir.