Originally posted February 5, 2015
It’s that time of year again! It’s back to school time in Honduras. In a country where 60 percent of people live below the poverty line and most students don’t make it past fifth grade, a solid education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. For the past few years, Breaking Chains has been lucky to receive the support of U.S. donors to sponsor Honduran children for a private education. And each year, we have seen just how much a positive educational environment can impact a child’s self-confidence, intelligence, social skills and outlook on life.
This year, we are sponsoring 15 students (including 5 new this year) for private education in area schools in Tegucigalpa. The students are all from families that have previously lived with us at Breaking Chains or who are a part of our church family. Thanks to generous donors, nine of the children are already sponsored. However, we still have six students who are in need of full or partial sponsorship. We need your help!
The cost to sponsor a child for private school is $100 per month for tuition and transportation. Each child also requires a one-time payment of $600 to help with books, school supplies, uniforms, and incidentals throughout the year (such as field trips and projects).
Some of the students have portions of their needs already covered, while others are still in need of the full amount. Below is a listing of children still needing full or partial sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring the full needs of a child or donating part of a sponsorship (just the monthly costs, just the upfront costs, etc.) please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations may be made online here or by sending a check to: Breaking Chains Honduras, P.O. Box 20454 Oklahoma City, OK 73156.
Thank you for your interest in our Breaking Chains kids! Our education program has been one of the most rewarding parts of ministry for us, and we are so excited to see what these young lives do in the future with your help!