ANGELES PARA HONDURAS
SUPPORT THE CHILDREN
Working to end poverty and hunger in Honduras, one community at a time. Helping children is our first priority.
The Angeles Para Honduras foundation is aimed at helping disadvantaged children living in poverty in Honduras to be able to control and shape their futures. Our goal is to empower Honduran children by giving them access to high quality education. Although children in Honduras are required to attend school from ages seven to 12, many don’t have access to a school or lack the resources to attend school. It is often more important for children to help provide for their families and because of this, the dropout rate, especially in rural areas, is higher than the urban areas. Our aim is to help children desiring to attend school to be able to do so.
Angeles Para Honduras is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to assist and care for the health and education of these impoverished Honduran children who have the desire but not the means to attend school and receive quality education.
According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, “Children in Honduras are engaged in child labor, including in agriculture, and in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation as a result of human trafficking. In 2015, Honduras continued to be a principal source of the high numbers of unaccompanied children from Central America migrating to the United States. Such children often lack economic and educational opportunities, and are vulnerable to the worst forms of child labor, including commercial sexual exploitation and recruitment by gangs into illicit activities such as committing homicides and trafficking drugs. Children emigrate to escape violence and extortion by gangs, in addition to searching for economic opportunities.
In Honduras, access to education is often limited. Reports indicate that approximately 220,000 children between the ages of 5 to 17 lack access to the educational system in practice. More than 75 percent of these children live in rural areas, where lack of funding for schools and, in many cases, lack of any secondary schools remains a problem. In urban areas, access to education is often hindered by widespread violence and the recruitment of children into gangs. In addition, school completion rates are low; many children fail to complete primary education and according to 2011 national data, only 50.5 percent of girls and 37.5 percent of boys completed secondary school.”
Your donation to Angeles Para Honduras will provide basic necessities of food, clothing, shoes, schoolbooks, school supplies and much more.
Honduras is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. It also ranks as one of the most dangerous countries in the world. We believe that with education, we can transform today’s youth into valuable members of society and thus help to end crime in this region.
We are working with the community of Choloma and Copan.
We provide textbooks, uniforms and in some cases, we help the families in order that the children don't need to work and can focus on their education.