Child Sponsorship-Corquin, Honduras

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Raised by 14 people in 37 months
It started with a dream. 

I wanted to visit coffee at origin.  But like Coffee, it is so much more than the bean, it's about people.


While in Honduras visiting coffee farms, I had an opportunity to visit a school connected to the children of the farmers.  What I thought was going to be a simple one on one conversation with the Principle of the school turned into a full parent conference.  They even brought the kids back to school.  Welcome to the hospitality of Honduras!  Welcome to Escuela Bilingue Corquin!


The message was clear; we want a future for our children.  Not just the children of the farmers, but of Corquín and the surrounding area. 


But you have to start somewhere!  This school is currently housing 26 children from Kindergarten to Grade 2.  They have very humble beginnings but have the blessing of the local government and church.  Though they are just launching year 2, they have a beautiful vision for the future, serving up to grade 9, even High School and participating in the International Baccalaureate program.


Unfortunately the poorest children have, on average, access to only four years of education, while the richest have 10 years and over. Inequality figures become more dramatic in rural areas than in urban areas: 42% of underprivileged children are malnourished, compared to 24.6% in urban areas. Regardless of the numbers, inequalities are accentuated in the most vulnerable social groups of indigenous people, single mothers and children and youth who suffer from social exclusion and abandonment.

Escuela Bilingue Corquin recognizes this inequality.  This is an opportunity to help get 3 children from lower income families into a higher quality educational program.  This is an opportunity to change a child's future.

One World Bank research on the situation of Latin American countries regarding the inequality of its residents arrives at the conclusion we all recognize:  The continent faces enormous inequalities with scandalous situations of poverty and marginalization, a startling example was found in Honduras, where 75% of the population lives on less than two (2) dollars a day.
(Source: http://casa-alianza. org.hn/index.php?option=com_ content&view=article&id=78: the-reality-of-honduras-& catid=35:casa-alianza )

The cost of sponsoring a child is $600($50/month) and covers the uniform, the school books, the payment of the teachers, cleaning ladies etc.   Remember we are partnering with a new group, so costs are higher than normal.  The school is a parent driven, grass-roots movement!  Even the local coffee co-op (ARUCO ) is involved with the school. 





Right now we have three children we want to sponsor:
Meet Francis!
Meet Ariel!

Meet Avis!

If we can raise more than $1,800 we can sponsor more children.  We can add that these 3 scholarships to the 4 already scholarships granted this 2015-2016. Our target is to have 7 kids of low income sponsored this 2015-2016 year.  With the help of all our community and friends, this number will be increasing every year.

Will you join us on this journey?

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"Hi I am Ariel Adalid Alvarado Alvarado. I am from Corquin Honduras and I am 5 years old. Currently I am a first grader at the "Escuela Bilingue Corquin- Honduras". My favourite class is social studies because we learn a lot from my country.

I am excited to be learning English because I will be able to talk to people from other countries. My favourite sport is Football and I enjoy our P.E. class. I am a Barcelona fan because of Messi.

My favourite color is Orange, it has always capture my attention. When my school day is finished, I go back home and work on my homework.

When I grow up, I want to be a cop. I will protect people and make them feel safe by capturing all the bad people."

Consider supporting this great initiative! We will have this project open until the 10th of November!
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"Hi my name is Avif Arturo Alvarado Alonzo, I am 8 years old. Currently I am attending second grade at the Escuela Bilingue Corquin. I consider myself very responsible, I like to do my homework and get good grades. My favourite class is Math,I love numbers currently I can add, subtract and do other things. My favourite sport is Football, I enjoy playing every day at school with my friends.

My favourite color is blue because it represents the sky. After my day at school, I go home and do my homework.

When I grow up, I want to be a Police. I like to help people and keep them safe.

I love my parents very much!!!"

Consider supporting these awesome kids!
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An update from one of the children!

"Hi, my name is Francis Daniel Romero Melgar. I am 5 years old and I am attending first grade at the Escuela Bilingue-Corquin Honduras. My favourites classes are English and Spanish because currently I am learning to read and write. I like to draw and my favourite color is green. Mi favourite sport is football and everyday I play with my friends. I like to score goals and I am big fan of Barcelona because of Neymar J.

When my day at school is finished, I go home and work on my homework. I talk to my mom and dad about my day at school. I usually help my parents with the house errands and when I have free time I watch TV. My favourite TV show is Discovery Kids. I enjoyed a nice hamburger.

And when I grow up I want to be an Engineer, continue to grow coffee and help my parents. "

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Sindy and Bojan set up Emerga Coffees ( http://www.emergacoffees.com) to better directly connect farmers in Honduras to Europe. Their partnership with Aruco ( http://cafearuco.com/) helped make my trip to origin possible. Together we want to see these children have a better future, will you partner with us to make this dream come true?
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