G-2041

Honduran Teacher Empowerment

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Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Honduras

Location: Santa Bárbara

Total Budget: $82,501

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy


The Honduras Teacher Empowerment grant aims to increase educational outcomes for Honduran students by empowering their teachers with the skills they need to raise the next generation of Honduran leaders. Our Rotary project is especially important given the focus on providing quality education and supporting educational access for students in the most vulnerable areas of Honduras. Our project aims to support 18 schools in Santa Barbara, Honduras, reaching approximately 150 teachers and 2,000 students over a four year period. This builds off of the success of Rotary Global Grant #1747029, in which we brought together teachers from twenty-four schools across El Progreso, Yoro to collaborate and engage in professional development opportunities. We seek to partner with Santa Barbara, a neighboring town, which faces similar educational realities and whose teachers and students are facing an immediate and urgent need for support due to the educational disruptions caused by COVID-19.

We are partnering with schools in rural areas where educational quality has been historically low, and which have been disproportionately impacted by the shift to distance learning. Pre-pandemic, less than 50% of Honduran youth completed primary school; by strengthening the capacity of teachers in under-resourced communities to support basic education and literacy, we are working to create positive systemic change. Given that half of Honduran students lack reliable internet access, there is a salient need for educational programming and training to support teachers in serving students who are at a greater risk of dropping out.

We will provide blended learning modules for teachers to implement, teach valuable technological skills, and aid teachers in adjusting their practices to COVID-19 realities. We have created a YouTube channel with modules for teachers to use as well. Additionally, we are piloting a text message program that will provide education to students who lack access to the internet, since Honduras has a higher rate of mobile phone penetration in rural areas. Through this grant, we will ensure that students who have been outside of the school system since the national lockdown in early March are able to continue with their schooling, focusing on lessons in core subjects. This pilot program will continue after schools begin re-opening so that those students who are unable or unwilling to return to school amidst the pandemic will still have access to education. Long-term, we will build an educational community across the 18 schools to provide avenues for teachers to learn, share, and grow; inspiring innovation and leadership as Honduran schools emerge from COVID-19. We will continue to collaborate with and reach for innovative solutions to this pressing educational challenge in Honduran schools through this Global Grant project.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4250

Rotary Club of: Santa Bárbara

Primary Contact: Mario Lopez

Email: mariohn68@yahoo.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Chula Vista Sunrise

Primary Contact: Tom Miller

Email: temiller@cox.net

Project Status

Application Sent
This project is "Application Sent". This means the application has been sent to The Rotary Foundation, waiting to be approved.

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1990635.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Chula Vista Sunrise (5340)

8-Oct-19

$6,501

$0

$6,501

Santa Bárbara (4250)

13-Dec-19

$300

$0

$300

Alexandria (7610)

24-Feb-20

$100

$2,000

$2,100

Escondido East (5340)

21-Dec-20

$2,000

$0

$2,000

District 6580 DDF

21-Dec-20

-

$2,000

$2,000

Crystal City-Pentagon (Arlington) (7610)

21-Dec-20

$100

$7,500

$7,600

District 7890 DDF

21-Dec-20

-

$10,000

$10,000

Missoula (5390)

21-Dec-20

$10,000

$2,500

$12,500

Summit (Greensboro) (7690)

21-Dec-20

$500

$0

$500

York (7390)

21-Dec-20

$15,000

$0

$15,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

-

$24,000

$24,000

Total

$82,501

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries

16-Jun-19

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

8-Oct-19

by Tom Miller

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by Thomas Miller of the Rotary Club of Chula Vista Sunrise, District 5340.

18-Nov-19

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 DDF by Maxie Gluckman of the Rotary Club of E-Club of San Diego Global, District 5340.

4-Dec-19

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by Henri Migala of the Rotary Club of Torrey Pines Rotary, District 5340.

4-Dec-19

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by Henri Migala of the Rotary Club of Torrey Pines (La Jolla), District 5340.

5-Dec-19

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by Henri Migala of the Rotary Club of Torrey Pines (La Jolla), District 5340.

13-Dec-19

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $300 by Raul Alberto Hernández of the Rotary Club of Santa Bárbara, District 4250.

24-Feb-20

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 with $1,000 DDF by Denny Kuhns of the Rotary Club of Alexandria, District 7610.

21-May-20

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by John Simonelli of the Rotary Club of Encinitas, District 5340.

1-Aug-20

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

21-Dec-20

by Janice Kurth

Dear Maxie and all -- Could you please update the financing on this site for this grant. As you know there is no DDF available. We have received the request for approval from TRF for the application and it does not match with the financing shown here. Thank you!

21-Dec-20

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by Logan Stuard of the Rotary Club of Escondido East, District 5340.

21-Dec-20

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 DDF by Ginger McClellan of the Rotary Club of Columbus-Sunrise, District 6580.

21-Dec-20

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $100 with $7,500 DDF by Peter Anderson of the Rotary Club of Crystal City-Pentagon (Arlington), District 7610.

21-Dec-20

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by Bill Krist of the Rotary Club of West Springfield, District 7890.

21-Dec-20

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 with $10,000 DDF by Dick King of the Rotary Club of Missoula, District 5390.

21-Dec-20

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Mike Johnson of the Rotary Club of Summit (Greensboro), District 7690.

21-Dec-20

by Maxie Gluckman

System Entry: Pledge of $15,000 by Jackie Summers of the Rotary Club of York, District 7390.

11-Jan-21

by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.

16-Mar-21

by Maxie Gluckman

Pending final authorizations.

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