Monday, January 11, 2010

Scholarships For Kids In Armenia Bonito

In Honduras education is compulsory up to sixth grade. The only way to attend school beyond the sixth grade is to pay for a private school. However, the average person in Honduras makes less than $3,000 a year. So, unfortunately, many parents must choose buying rice and beans for their family over sending their children to school. Understandably, providing education for the kids looses out to survival more times than not. Only 1/3 of the children in Honduras attend school beyond the sixth grade.

With this, we are excited to announce a new program to invest in the future of Honduras, its families and children. We are offering scholarships for the kids of Armenia Bonito to attend school. It is our desire to build the leaders of tomorrow and equip them with the education and theological training they need to benefit their community, Honduras and the Kingdom of God. We are seeking financial sponsors in the U.S. to partner with us and change the future of a child.

Here are the details of the program:

Ninety Percent - we will pay 90% of all costs for the child and require the family to pay the rest to us in cash or labor.

School Costs - we will pay for tuition, schoolbooks, school supplies and uniforms.

Transportation - we will provide transportation to and from school via public bus.

Grades - we will check exam results and grades to keep up with their progress.

Tutoring - If a child is struggling we will provide a tutor.

Discipleship - Every child is required to attend a weekly biblical discipleship program taught by a member of our mission team.

Life - This program goes beyond school. We are partnering with the parents to invest in the life of the child.

Contract - Each child, their parent and one of our missionaries will sign a contract. The contract outlines exactly what we each commit to.

Communication - The sponsors in the U.S. will receive regular updates on the progress of each child. This will include written reports, pictures and videos.

Duration - We will commit one year of support to each child and we reevaluate at the end of each school year. Children who are not putting in the required effort may be dropped from the program.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child please print this form, fill it out and mail it in. The school year runs from February to November.

Here are the first three kids we have agreed to scholarship this school year:

Walter Samir Pineda Lopez - 14 years old

Jorge Jonathan Padilla Lopez - 12 years old

Nancy Munguia Meraz - 12 years old

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