Our own Sue, along with other local and district Rotary Club members travelled to Honduras to implement the first of many literacy and education projects in remote Honduran villages. The first initiative was to distribute water filters. By improving the quality of water, the health and attendance in schools will improve for the young children who attend up to grade 6.
Team members also painted the Spanish alphabet (previously absent in all the school rooms) and numerals from 1-100 so children can improve their counting and math skills.
For fun we built tire swings, tether ball games and a climbing ladder at each school which were void of any play equipment. We hope this will entice children to attend school more often as it adds an aspect of fun.
On another note, a larger project is in the works for a teacher training centre in a village. The training centre will train teachers and act as a central resource area for educational supplies. Students and teachers also received lots of office and school supplies to help them with their studies. A second and third trip to Honduras are being seriously considered by the group.
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