Last year, in Tegucigalpa, the public schools were only open 100 out of the required 200 days. That is just a glimpse of the corrupt public school system in Honduras.
Kids either go to morning school (from 7:15 am- 11:30 am) or afternoon school (from 1:00-4:30) instead of a typical 7-hour school day like here in the States.
Public schools in Tegucigalpa do not offer full days of school, neither do they teach English, which continues to widen the gap between the rich and the poor.
Because the teachers go on strike for nearly any reason they can find, school is often cancelled. The public education that children receive is less than mediocre and not nearly adequate to break the terrible cycle of poverty that most of them are stuck in.
Here at POI, we provide over 400 of these children with after school tutoring as well as reinforcement lessons, filling in the gaps and completing the education that public schools cannot provide. Thanks to the generosity of so many, we are also able to provide these children with their required school supplies and uniforms through our annual Christmas Backpack Giveaway. In addition, the children receive daily nutritious meals, and medical care for their entire family.
This is all made possible through our child sponsorship program. For $30 a month you can provide a child with all of these things. You can choose a child on our website then you will soon receive info about your child, how you can pray for him/her, and the address that you can send letters to.
Sponsoring a child is a great way to involve your family with issues that are far beyond what we see. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to the ministry of POI in Honduras. Click here to find out more.
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