Saturday, November 20, 2010

Scholarship Students

The Honduran school year runs February to November.  Public school is only offered through the 6th grade, after that there is a fee or tuition at a private school.  The poorer class rarely goes on to complete high school. Instead, at the age of 11 and 12 they start their ‘careers’ of clearing fields with machetes (boys) or cleaning houses (girls). For the 2010 school year, 4 students were selected as scholarship recipients.  This is a huge blessing to their families - a chance to increase their economic status.  Unfortunately, we had one student drop out.  But our other three finished strong.  We are VERY proud of them! To celebrate we hosted a lunch for:
Nancy and her father

Jorge and his father

Alicia and her grandmother

We gave them a ‘buen trabajo’ certificate with the verse from Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  

We are greatly appreciative, as our the families, for the generosity of the supporters in the States who provide the finances for these students to get an education.  For the 2011 school year we have chosen 2 more students to receive a scholarship.  If you would be interested in supporting one of these students please contact us for more information.

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