HOW LIGHT OF ESPERANZA HELPS:


School Renovation Projects


Most of the schools in rural Honduras are in great need of repairs. Since 2013, Light of Esperanza has spearheaded initiatives to bring a new sense of pride and respect to the village schools by renovating the dilapidated condition of the buildings.



SCHOLARSHIPS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, AND NEW


OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE YOUTH....

THE REALITY


        - Many youth in rural Honduras do not get a chance to attend school. Instead, they

           work in the fields with their families.

        - Those that are fortunate enough to study in school lack sufficient school supplies,

           textbooks, computers, and the opportunity to continue past the 6th grade without any

           outside sources of funding.

        - The students in these village are full of hopes and dreams for
 their futures. Yet,

           without support, their potential will never be known.

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HERRAMIENTA ESCOLAR, UNA MEJOR EDUCACION,


Y NUEVAS OPORTUNIDADES PARA LOS JOVENES....



LA REALIDAD:


        - Muchos de los jovenes de la zona rural de Honduras no tienen
la oportunidad para

           asistir a la escuela. En lugar de estudiar, ellos tienen que trabajar en el campo con su

           familia. 

        - Los que son afortunados para tener la oportunidad de estudiar
carecen de suficientes

          herramientas, como ser: libros, computadoras, y dinero para continuar sus estudios

         despues del sexto grado. 

        - Los jóvenes de estas aldeas tienen muchos sueños para su
 futuro. Sin ayuda, ninguna

          de sus aspiraciones se va a realizar.




COMO AYUDA LIGHT OF ESPERANZA:

Historia, Cultura y Orgullo con el Viaje Escolar Anual

Light of Esperanza patrocina un viaje escolar para los alumnos del sexto grado de las aldeas con quien trabajamos para visitar las ruinas Mayas en Copan Ruinas.

Aunque las ruinas estan situados a menos de una hora y media de donde viven los jóvenes, ninguno de los alumnos habian tenido la oportunidad para visitar este centro del imperio Maya. Para la mayoria de los alumnos, este viaje es la primera vez de salir afuera de su aldea.

Light of Esperanza alquila un bus, un guía touristico, y provee suficiente comida para que los alumnos participan en este viaje especial.



HOW LIGHT OF ESPERANZA HELPS:


School Supplies For Needy Students


Each year, Light of Esperanza brings well over $500 of donated school supplies to the more than 1,000 students in the villages we work with.

They are in great need of pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, textbooks, calculators, rulers, computers, backpacks, and other basic school items.


COMO AYUDA LIGHT OF ESPERANZA:

PROGRAMA DE BECAS ESCOLARES

En 2013, Light of Esperanza comenzo su programa de becas con dos estudiantes extremadamente brillantes de la aldea de Vega Redonda, Melvin y Delmer. A pesar de su inteligencia y de sus calificaciones excelentes, estos jovenes no podrian continuar sus estudios despues del sexto grado debido a la falta de fondos.



Ya en el cuatro ano, el programa de becas de Light of Esperanza  se ha convertido en ser muy exitoso ayudando a los jovenes  a seguir con sus estudios.



Light of Esperanza esta dedicada para dar la preferencia a las ninas que aplican para las becas, debido a las pocas oportunidades que existen para permitir  a las mujeres estudiar en Honduras. La beca para el "Colegio" (7 - 9 grado) cuesta $250 al ano. La beca para estudiar una carrera tecnica en Santa Rosa de Copan cuesta $750 al ano.



Light of Esperanza ha dado 11 becas a jovenes en 2016. Cinco de los becados (Yadira, Delmer, Roxana, Yareli, y Nuri) estan estudiando en Santa Rosa, y seis de los becados (Ingrid, Yoselyn, Sarahi, Emerita, Evelyn y Marlen) estan estudiando en el Colegio de su aldea. Los becados reciben todo lo necesario para tener exito en la escuela - uniformes, utiles, zapatos, mochilas, y copias de los libros. 




HOW LIGHT OF ESPERANZA HELPS:


LIGHT OF ESPERANZA'S COMPUTER CENTER INITIATIVE


There are those who have labeled the access to technology as a "human right." Without doubt, the ability to lean how to use a computer and explore the wonders of the world of technology opens up countless opportunities.

In 2013, Light of Esperanza has worked together with the Municipality of Dolores, Copan to build the first computer center in the village of Vega Redonda. Since then, Light of Esperanza has opened computer centers in six additional village schools.


With financial donations of cash and in-kind donations of gently used computers, Light of Esperanza hopes to open up new computer centers in the other villages in rural Honduras in the coming years - giving a new generation the tools to be successful and compete equally.



HOW YOU CAN HELP:


-  Sponsor the purchase of new school supplies:  $25 can fund a years worth of supplies for a student

-  Sponsor a promising student to continue studying past the 6th grade. $250 will fund an entire year of studies in middle school, $750 will find a year of study in high school.

-  Sponsor the annual school field trip to the Mayan ruins at Copan Ruinas. Give students a sense of their history and identity through this incredible opportunity

-  Sponsor the annual Celebration of Youth festival. Know that you will be guaranteeing more than 1,000 smiles for an entire day....

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT IN HELPING US TO BRING A NEW HOPE TO THE YOUTH OF HONDURAS!








COMO AYUDA LIGHT OF ESPERANZA:


Una Ligua de Futbol para los Ninos y Ninas


En 2012, Light of Esperanza empezo apoyando  dos equipos de futbol en la aldea de Vega Redonda - un equipo de ninos y un equipo de jovenes:  el equipo "LIGHT OF ESPERANZA"

Los jovenes y los adultos de Honduras se apasionan por el futbol. Es algo que llevan en sus espiritus y corazones. Ellos juegan en cualquier tiempo y situacion que se presenta - con pelotas rotas, sin tacos, y sin la apropiada vestimenta que utilizan la mayoría de los jugadores de futbol. 

Light of Esperanza se aseguro que nuestros dos equipos tuvieran la oportunidad para competir con los otros equipos con la vestimenta adecuada . Light of Esperanza compro jerseys, tacos, y pelotas para nuestro dos equipos. 

En 2013, Light of Esperanza amplio nuestro patrocinio para comenzar la primera liga de fútbol de ninas en esta area. Light of Esperanza compro uniformes, balones y tacos para dos equipos de ninas de las aldeas de Vega Redonda y Dolores para comenzar esta liga. En 2014, Light of Esperanza amplio nuestro liga de fútbol con un otro equipo de ninas de la aldea de Limon.

Antes de esto, las ninas de estas aldeas tenian poca oportunidad para jugar y competir justamente. Ahora, tienen la posibilidad de demonstrar sus habilidades, su amor por el fútbol, y para construir el sentido importante de la auto-confianza que proviene de las actividades deportivas. Con frecuencia, Light of Esperanza organiza torneos de fútbol entre las aldeas en el area donde trabaja. Light of Esperanza espera ampliar este patrocinio para incluir otras aldeas  cercanas que faltan los suministros básicos para jugar al fútbol.



HOW LIGHT OF ESPERANZA HELPS:


"Celebrating the Youth"


Light of Esperanza annually hosts a "fiesta" for the youngest members of the villages we work with. This festive event brings food and drinks, pinatas, prizes, and countless smiles to the more than 1,000 children that attend.

For many, Light of Esperanza's fiesta is the first time to ever receive a gift in their lives. This special day brings a joy and peace that most of the youth unfortunately do not know. It is with the hope that the smiles that are created on this day a new path towards a better future will be paved.



COMO AYUDA LIGHT OF ESPERANZA:


Utiles Para Alumnos de Necesidad


Cada ano, Light of Esperanza lleva mas de $500 de herramientas escolares a mas de 1,000 alumnos de las aldeas con quien trabajamos.

Ellos tienen una gran necesidad de  lápices, plumas, crayolas, libros, cuadernos, computadoras, mochilas, y otras herramientas básicas para estudiar.



COMO AYUDA LIGHT OF ESPERANZA:

"Una Celebracion de los Ninos"

Cada ano, Light of Esperanza pone una fiesta para los jóvenes de las aldeas con quien trabaja. Este festival regala comida, bebidas, pinatas, regalos y sonrisas sin limites a mas de 1,000 ninos que asisten. 

Para muchos, esta fiesta de Light of Esperanza es la primera vez para recibir un regalo en su vida. Este día especial trae una paz  que desafortunadamente muchos de los jóvenes no conocen. Esta fiesta es realizada con la esperanza que las sonrisas de este día pueda empezar a construir el camino a un mejor futuro para los ninos de Honduras.



COMO AYUDA LIGHT OF ESPERANZA:


Renovacion de las Escuelas


La mayoria de las escuelas en la zona rural de Honduras estan en gran necesidad de renovar los edificios. Desde 2013, Light of Esperanza inicio un proyecto para renovar la escuelas de las aldeas .
 



HOW LIGHT OF ESPERANZA HELPS:


History, Culture and Pride in the Annual School Field Trip


Light of Esperanza sponsors a school field trip for the 6th grade classes of the village schools we work with to visit the Mayan historical site at Copan Ruinas. 

Although located only an hour and a half away, almost none of the students have ever had the opportunity to visit this former center of the Honduran Mayan Empire. In fact, this field trip is the first time for the majority of the students to ever leave their village.

We fund the rental of a large school bus, a tour guide, and plenty of food for the students to take part in this incredible experience.



COMO AYUDA LIGHT OF ESPERANZA:


La Initiativa del Centro de Computadores


Algunas personas dicen que el acceso a la tecnología es un derecho humano. Sin duda, la habilidad para aprender a manejar una computadora y explorar la maravillas de tecnología abre oportunidades sin limites.

In 2013, Light of Esperanza trabajo junto con la municipalidad de Dolores, Copan para construir un centro de computo en la aldea de Vega Redonda. Desde 2013, Light of Esperanza ha celebrado de abrir otro seis centros de computadoras en las escuelas de las aldeas.

Con donaciones de dinero y tecnología, Light of Esperanza espera abrir mas centros de computo en las otras aldeas de la zona rural de Honduras - dando nuevas oportunidades a una nueva generación de jóvenes.  

 


HOW LIGHT OF ESPERANZA HELPS:

A Soccer League for Girls and Boys


In 2012 Light of Esperanza began its sponsorship of two soccer teams in Vega Redonda - a youth and young adult team: "Team Light of Esperanza"

Both youth and adults from Honduras LOVE soccer. It is a passion held close to their hearts. They play wherever they can - with dilapidated balls, without soccer shoes, lacking shin guards, or any of the other common items that most soccer teams have. 

Light of Esperanza made sure that our teams have the opportunity to compete equally with other teams from villages with more resources. We have purchased Light of Esperanza jerseys, soccer shoes, and balls for our teams. 

In 2013, Light of Esperanza expanded our sponsorship to begin the 1st Girls Soccer League in this part of rural Honduras. Light of Esperanza purchased uniforms, balls and soccer shoes for two girls teams from the villages of Vega Redonda and Dolores to begin this new League. Prior to this, girls were given little opportunity to play. They now have the ability to demonstrate their skills and their love for soccer in the same way as the boys are able to, building the important sense of self-confidence and team work that comes from participating in athletic activities. In 2014, Light of Esperanza added a new girls team to our League from the village of Limon.

Light of Esperanza frequently holds soccer tournaments between the villages in the area, and hopes to continue to be able to expand our sponsorship to include other villages that still lack . soccer shoes and uniforms to be able to play soccer with the same resources.



HOW LIGHT OF ESPERANZA HELPS:

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM



In 2013, Light of Esperanza started its Scholarship Program with two extremely bright students from the village of Vega Redonda, Melvin and Delmer. Despite their intelligence and excellent grades in elementary school, these youth, like so many others, were unable to continue their studies past the 6th grade due to a lack of funds to pay the cost of studying.


Now in its fourth year, Light of Esperanza’s Scholarship program has become a very successful endeavor that addresses the need for financial support of promising students to continue their education. 


Due to the reality that females in Honduras have less opportunity to study, Light of Esperanza  gives preference to female applicants for the Scholarship program who come from deeply impoverished families. Light of Esperanza is dedicated to opening the doors of education to these young girls who have all of the potential to reach beyond the social limitations and expectations imposed on their lives when giving the chance to do so.


Scholarships for students to attend the village "Collegio" middle school (7th - 9th grade) costs $250 a year. Scholarships for a student to attend the high school program in the town of Santa Rosa de Copan costs $750 a year.


Light of Esperanza currently has 11 youth sponsored to study in 2016. Five of the scholarships (Yadira, Delmer, Roxana, Yareli and Nuri) are for youth who are studying at the high school program in the town of Santa Rosa de Copan, six of the scholarships (Ingrid, Yoselyn, Sarahi, Emerita, Evelyn and Marlen) were awarded to youth who are studying in the village “Colegio” 7th – 9th grade programs.  The scholarship youth receive all necessary school supplies, uniforms, shoes, backpacks, copies of school materials, and all other necessary equipment to have a successful year at school.