Every year on September tenth, a national holiday is celebrated amongst the Honduran culture. From homes to schools to churches—this day is for the children! On this celebratory day, children across the country receive gifts just as if it were their birthday.
I can imagine this is a special day considering many of the children in our own programs aren’t aware of their birthday because of the social class in which they come from.
A common “day of the child” celebration would include piñatas, snacks, cake, and soda. They are also guaranteed a “free” day at school. While they must attend school, they only celebrate and do not have class.
Point of Impact created their own eventful school day as our students made their way to class on September tenth. They were greeted by their teachers and pastors with a party ready to begin! They spent their class time enjoying special treats including chicken and rice—a common food prepared especially for birthday parties.
Our pastors and teachers showered the children with small tokens of their affection, honoring each child and the joy they bring to this life. For many of these children, the only gifts and parties they will receive are from POI.
On behalf of our Point of Impact students, thank you for celebrating on September tenth—and all the other days in between.
Who is blogging?
Hannah Hamilton is the daughter of David and Ruth Hamilton, founders of Point of Impact Ministry. She first traveled to Honduras at 6 years old and has been passionate about advocating for the impoverished ever since. To read more, click here.