Education. The Key Out of Poverty
While adults may fall into poverty temporarily, falling into poverty in childhood can last a lifetime. Rarely does a child get a second chance at an education in Honduras. At Farm of the Child, we empower children with that second chance at an education!
In rural areas, unfortunately many Honduran children receive a deficient education in government schools. If a child’s family situation allows him/her to attend school, the child might be fortunate enough to graduate from sixth grade. Teachers, low paid and often lacking educational resources themselves, may come to school three to four days a week to teach classes. Often, two of the four hour school days are spent in recess. Many children simply pass through the government's educational system. It is not uncommon to find a fifth or sixth grade student who is unable to read.
At the Centro de Educacion Basica Catolico San Pedro (elementary and middle school) children living at the Finca del Niño (as well as over 100 children from the neighboring villages) arrive to our school ready to learn each day. Here, they learn everything from math to science to history to Spanish and even English! We employ certified Honduran teachers and international missionary teachers. At Farm of the Child, the children receive Catholic spiritual formation from the Franciscan Sisters of the Assumption and a quality Catholic education.
Empower children with an education!
"I will not leave you as orphans;
"Education is the most powerful weapon for which you can use to change the world."