Honduras

Honduras

  • Honduras has the highest crime rate in the world; an intentional homicide of 86 per 100,000. In the US it is 4.8 per 100,000
  • Prior to the 1957 reforms, education was really only for the upper class who could afford to send their children to private institutions
  • Only 65% of children are enrolled in secondary school
  • School is subsidized by the state until the 5th grade, but many families cannot afford the cost of uniforms and supplies
  • While families may elect to send both sons and daughters to primary school, females are often withdrawn before secondary school to work
  • Average years of schooling: 4.8
  • 23.8% of children drop out before finishing primary school
Pure Water for the World – Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2014, Winter 2015
Through our partnership with Pure Water for the World, we provide over 2,000 uniforms to children at nine different schools in the Municipality of Trojes, El Paraiso, Honduras.

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