Global Kids Initiative

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Friends of Honduran Children’s Education Committee is launching a new initiative called “Global Kids”. This 90-minute educational program, which is designed to help local children learn more about children around the world, will be offered to grade 2 teachers at schools in the Peterborough area. Using our work with children in Honduras as a context, volunteers from the committee will facilitate students’ participation in a variety of experiential activities. Through these activities, students will gain a deeper understanding of what commonalities and differences exist for children around the world. In an age-appropriate way, the session will explore themes including poverty,...

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25th Anniversary Celebration Followup

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Sunday afternoon, October 14th, over 50 people gathered at McDonnel St. Activity Centre to celebrate FoHC. Jim McCallum spoke about the early days and his work with Sister Maria Rosa. David Cain, past president created a wonderful video of archival footage along with greetings and congratulations from Mae, Churrie and Carolina, (the president of the Board of Sociedad Amigos de los Niños) and the boys from Casa Noble. Honduran student, Ivin Matute spoke about her time in Canada and her studies in Tourism at Fleming College. Her sister, Fany, also in her final year, is studying business. Both girls have...

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Summer Sports Program at the Children's Village

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We are happy to let you know that the very successful summer sports program at the Children's Village will run again this coming December, January and February when the children are out of school. The December 2-9th brigade is taking 90+ towels to go with the 90+ bathing suits that were provided last year by the generosity of Sunblockers store in Lakefield and their supplier TYR. This program is sponsored entirely by Friends of Honduran Children.

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Grace Brigade (November 16-28, 2018)

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Thirteen brigaders from Grace United Church will be travelling to Honduras to undertake an other build project at the Nuevo Children’s Village. Continuing with Friends of Hondurans Children’s strategic plan for the village we will construct new washroom facilities at the elementary school. With the ever growing enrolment the existing washrooms are overworked and outdated. Last years construction was a jointly shared space for the principals office and an infirmary. Principal Gloria was overjoyed to have her own space, as the classroom she was using was needed for a teaching area. While at the village we connect with the children...

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English Classes in the Children's Village

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The Saturday morning English classes that are offered on Saturdays to children in Nuevo Paraiso Children's Village continue to be a success, thanks to the high-quality instruction provided by ESL teacher Luis Aguilar. Luis teaches four different classes with a total of 80 students. This educational opportunity, which is made possible by the donations provided by Friends of Honduran Children supporters, is making a difference in the lives of these children. Developing a base knowledge and fluency in English will open doors to future educational and employment opportunities for them. In order to strengthen the listening comprehension component of his...

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