OUR WORK AT COPPROME
Honduras Children’s Project staff at COPPROME Orphanage includes four teachers, three teaching assistants, and one administrator to work with our children in our school program. Even during the COVID pandemic, our teachers and staff continue to teach our children so that they do not fall behind in their studies. We have significantly upgraded the internet service so that our children can learn remotely during the COVID pandemic. We pay for our COPPROME staff members to attend nearby universities. We sponsor several children to attend a bilingual private school and a trade school. We purchase school supplies every 6 months and before the COVID pandemic, we have supported the local public schools many times with equipment and other classroom supplies. We maintain close ties with the children and our staff by visiting COPPROME three to four times a year.
WE’RE ON THE GROUND IN HONDURAS
Honduras can be a challenging environment and at times is not for the faint of heart. However, there is more good in the world than bad and we see it first-hand every time we visit. We believe it is not enough to just send money to Honduras and hope for the best. We’re engaged and we visit the orphanage, the several schools our children attend – virtually this past year, shop with our teachers for school supplies and uniforms, take our kids on educational and recreational trips and much more. We typically visit the orphanage 3-4 times a year.
COVID, 2020 and 2021
COVID entered COPPROME this summer (2020) and we worked closely with the staff and children to ensure they received the best care possible. Then in November 2020 two weeks apart, two hurricanes – Eta and Iota – each dumped 4 feet of rain on COPPROME. Our buildings and property survived the flooding, but extensive flooding damage and mud were sustained throughout our neighboring area. Our President (Debbie) along with COPPROME leadership, staff and children delivered food, mattresses and song to the 1000s of flood victims who lost everything. Months later the problems continue and we will continue to work with our friends in Honduras to improve their plight as best we can.
Honduras Children’s Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the education for the children of COPPROME Orphanage in El Progreso, Honduras by providing them with an educational after-school program and by supporting the public elementary school they attend.
WHAT WE DO
On Site At COPPROME Orphanage
Honduras Children’s Project pays for the following staff members at COPPROME Orphanage:
- Four professional teachers to work daily in our educational after-school program, including one math teacher and one English language teacher.
- Three teaching assistants to work with the children at school and in our after-school program.
- One administrator to oversee the general operations.
- Make a One Time Donation - Ways to Donate
- Support a Child Monthly
- Fund a Specific Project at the Orphanage
- Visit and Bring Your Talents On Site.
Saturday, June 18, 2022 - Annual Spaghetti dinner
Our annual spaghetti dinner will be back this year!
Sept 22-25, 2022 - Durham Fair
Where we sell our signature chocolate covered bacon made with Ghirardelli chocolate this year!
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 - annual golf tournament
Always a great time - come "Swing for Honduras".