In order to learn and grow alongside Honduran communities and schools, we will be completing a series of projects. Click each of the projects below to learn more!
Cornell student club members help raise awareness about the conditions and challenges faced in Honduras. Fundraisers support our school projects.
Students teach English and S.T.E.M. in the school through our internship program.
We make trips several times a year. Sign up here to receive information about our upcoming trip!
Connecting students in the US and El Rodeito, Honduras
Why: Coming from an impoverished community, the students in Honduras need role models and mentors. They need to understand that there are a wide range of career paths available for them. Living in an impoverished community means that they do not have access to many things taken for granted in the US such as hot showers, clean water, electricity, internet, etc. The letters will be a way for these kids to know what is happening around the world. It will be connecting them to the world. Putting in place collaborative programs will encourage children at younger ages to explore the educational opportunities that Mayor Potencial is working to provide, and to work towards their goals. Also, the students in USA will learn to be culturally competent at an early age.
How: Monthly emails for 1 school year, Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in connecting your class!
Helping Honduras become self-sustainable by expanding businesses to global markets
Why: Many of the communities in Honduras are not-self-sustainable. By helping them start and expand their businesses to global markets we are creating self-sustainable communities. The profits from the businesses can be then reinvested in the community to fund projects such a clean water. Most of the small business we are helping create are run by women. This would allow their families to have a steady source of income that is not dependent on their small farms and will empower women. The long term impact from the business development project is huge for rural communities not only as a source of income but also empowering women and giving them a voice.
How: Locally made pens, wood art, and bracelets will be brought back from exchange trips and sold on this website.
When: This is a long-term project that MP will begin next year.
MP partnered with the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and the Dyson School to offer a Social Entrepreneurship course at Cornell.
In AEM 3381-AEM 3382 “ Social Enterprise Development” Cornell Students learn about the challenges in developing countries and the importance of developing business in these areas.
Developed clothing program to sell donated clothes for money and 100% of the money raised is used to provide school supplies or food to the kids.
Partnered with local artisans in Honduras for production of crafts and jewelry that will be sold in the US. Brought back locally made pens, wood art, and bracelets to gauge interest.