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Youth for Hon­duras is fund­ed by the World Or­phan Fund who also took part in found­ing the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

We also col­lab­o­rate with Pro­gra­ma Tim­o­teos, which is a net­work of Hon­duran Bap­tist Church­es, and Street Kids Di­rect, who has de­vel­oped a men­tor­ship pro­gram for street chil­dren. To­geth­er we ed­u­cate vol­un­teers from the church­es to be­come men­tors for our youth. Some of our youth also serve as vol­un­teers in Pro­gra­ma Tim­o­teos and, there­by, get the ex­pe­ri­ence of vol­un­teer­ing and help­ing oth­ers. 

Youth for Hon­duras has part­nered with Step up for Rights of Fe­males who seeks to reach gen­der equal­i­ty through ed­u­ca­tion, en­tre­pre­neur­ship, long-time learn­ing, mo­bil­i­ty, and in­no­va­tion. To­geth­er we wish to em­pow­er women.

Fur­ther­more, Youth for Hon­duras col­lab­o­rates with around 30 children’s homes all over Hon­duras, both when it comes to se­lect­ing youth for our pro­gram as well as prepar­ing children/youth younger than 18 for their tran­si­tion.

 

The World Orphan Fund

Steve and Dena Don­a­van, Out­reach Di­rec­tors at the World Or­phan Fund, first vis­it­ed Hon­duras in 2013 af­ter hav­ing re­tired from the job mar­ket in the US. They were touched by the sto­ries of or­phans and felt a pas­sion to share their new­ly gained free time with them. Through many vis­its over the next three years, they built up friend­ships with sev­er­al youth want­i­ng to help them as they be­came young adults.

Youth for Hon­duras pro­vides an av­enue for youth to progress in a safe fam­i­ly-like en­vi­ron­ment and pro­vides an av­enue for donor-spon­sors like us to in­vest in their fu­tures. The World Or­phan Fund proud­ly stands com­mit­ted to the suc­cess of this ini­tia­tive and the youth in­volved in it, and we stand com­mit­ted to the suc­cess of all in­volved. It is our prayer that cur­rent spon­sors of youth help them advance in this pro­gram and it con­tin­ues to grow to ac­com­mo­date many!

Steve and Dena Don­a­van.

 

Programa Timoteos and Street Kids Direct

Pro­gra­ma Tim­o­teos works for a bet­ter in­te­gra­tion of or­phan youth in the Hon­duran so­ci­ety. Vol­un­teers from Pro­gra­ma Tim­o­teos fre­quent­ly vis­it children’s homes, pro­vide work­shops, and es­tab­lish men­tor re­la­tions to build bridges for youth to walk upon when they turn 18 and exit their or­phan­ages. The idea is to es­tab­lish a car­ing net­work for the chil­dren and youth so that they don’t feel all alone in their tran­si­tion.

Street Kids Direct’s main fo­cus is the res­cue of chil­dren liv­ing on the streets and the pre­ven­tion of more chil­dren tak­ing to the streets by sup­port­ing them and their fam­i­lies. This is among oth­er things done through their men­tor­ship pro­gram, de­vel­op­ment projects, and ca­pac­i­ty build­ing for men­tors.

Our col­lab­o­ra­tion with Youth for Hon­duras is a huge bless­ing be­cause both or­ga­ni­za­tions dream of and work for a change in so­ci­ety. Fur­ther­more, we are blessed to have youth vol­un­teers from Youth for Hon­duras who serves with us when we vis­it the dif­fer­ent children’s homes. These youth re­al­ly un­der­stand the every­day life at the children’s home and, on top of that, they show a great ex­am­ple of good de­ci­sion mak­ing.

Ed­ward Galeas, lo­cal com­mit­tee man­ag­er of Pro­gra­ma Tim­o­teos.

 

Step up for Rights of Females

Youth for Hon­duras and Step up for Rights of Fe­males has be­gun a part­ner­ship about women’s em­pow­er­ment. The Step up for Rights of Fe­males project is cen­tered in four coun­tries: Lithua­nia, Sene­gal, In­dia, and Hon­duras. We fo­cus on com­mu­ni­cat­ing the chal­lenges that women in Hon­duras meet in many as­pects of their lives but also to make vis­i­ble their op­por­tu­ni­ties. In Youth for Hon­duras we have more women in our pro­gram than men, and these can ben­e­fit from the Step up for Rights of Fe­males ex­pe­ri­ences.

 

Honduran Orphanages

The or­phan­ages, with whom we cur­rent­ly col­lab­o­rate, are:

  • Aldeas SOS Cholute­ca
  • Aldeas SOS Co­pan
  • Aldeas SOS La Cei­ba
  • Aldeas SOS Tegu­ci­gal­pa
  • Aldeas SOS Tela
  • ADAL Lep­a­terique
  • Cen­tro de Niñas Las Flo­res
  • Em­manuel
  • Hog­ar de Niños Re­nac­er
  • Hog­a­res CREA
  • Senderos de Amor San Pe­dro Sula