Honduras is a culturally diverse, low-middle income country marred by high rates of poverty and violence. Approximately 66% of its population lives in poverty and the country has one of the highest homicide rates in the world.
While school enrollment rates have increased in recent years, dropout rates remain high and around 13% of students who drop out do so because of external migration, highlighting the country’s significant concern of child migration. Approximately 27.5% of young people in Honduras neither work nor attend school, and around 54.1% of the population is underemployed. Studies indicate that in an effort to improve economic opportunities for Hondurans, access to quality education for children and youth is vital.
Our work in Honduras
Glasswing Honduras has been in operation since 2011. In partnership with USAID, the office began implementing the Community Schools model in 2012 as well as youth workforce development programs in partnership with other organizations. These education initiatives reach children, families, and community members in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Villanueva, Choloma, El Progreso y La Ceiba.