Youth for Honduras
Is a NGO that aims to develop and empower young men and women from children’s homes and other organizations working with youth at risk to take responsibility for their own lives and enable them to act as a positive change in the Honduran society through an established network of churches, organizations, local business, and individuals. The transition program consists of several smaller houses where the youth lives the first year.
After the first year in the transition house the youth move to their own apartment and thereby taking next step in independency. Our transition program offer three types of scholarships:
- 4 years of scholarship if studying at university
- 2 years of scholarship if studying at a vocational school
- 1 year of scholarship if just working
Through the entire time that the youth are in the program they will receive our support through capacity building workshops, soft skills, tutoring and guidance from our professional staff.
Children’s homes program
The “Formación para la Vida” program is designed for children’s homes, transition houses, and other organizations working with youth at risk in the aspects of capacity building, teaching youth about emotions, self-esteem, friendships, identity, how to write a cv, how to confront a job interview etc.
The mentorship program is carried out in cooperation with the Honduran and Danish Baptist Church program, Programa Timoteos, with material developed by Street Kids Direct (mentorship program from Guatemala). We want each of our youth to be involved in the mentorship program by each being matched up with a mentor.
The long-term goal is to be able to offer mentors for youth coming out of children’s homes all over Honduras, but to begin with the focus will be on area of the capital.
Visit our website: http://transitionhonduras.org/