of Honduran children who start in 1st grade do not reach 5th grade
of Honduran children do not attend school past 6th grade
of Hondurans live in poverty, earning less than $2.50 per day
Shoulder to Shoulder is deeply committed to improving the opportunity for education and providing hope for over 17,000 children in Southern Intibucá, Honduras. We believe that these children WILL succeed if they are given the opportunities they deserve.
Our mission is to provide techniques, content and resources to help Honduran educational leaders reach their educational goals. Three principle initiatives:
- Get more children into school and keep them there longer
- Create more English language education to support the Honduran government mandate on English language instruction and to increase opportunities for employment
- Improve the access and quality of educational resources, especially for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Our area of incidence is in the southern part of Intibucá in a region known as the Frontera, as it sits on the border of El Salvador. There are 7 municipalities that conform the Frontera: Camasca, Concepción, San Marcos de la Sierra, Colomoncagua, San Antonio, Santa Lucia and Magdalena.