CNN recognizes the grim reality that children around the world aren’t afforded the opportunity to enjoy the once in a lifetime chance to simply be a kid. Thousands of kids across the globe are forced to give up their lives of innocence and bright-eyed curiosity in exchange for long, grueling hours toiling under the hot sun for a meager wage to help support their families. CNN, and others, have equated this travesty to a form of child slavery. However, rather than solely focusing on the bleak reality of their condition, the global news corporation launched a campaign to demonstrate how education has helped and continues to help children escape the clutches of this modern day slavery and have the hope for a better future.
HOI also recognizes the importance that education has on the life of a child and the impact that it can have on their future. We have demonstrated our commitment to education as one of the solutions for a better Honduras by establish two schools in our primary area of influence: Aldersgate Elementary and Hope Middle School. These schools empower children to be who they are and dream big! Our students recognize that they can achieve a better standard of living for themselves and their families, and together they can help uplift their entire community. Not only do we empower children to dream, we help make those dreams become a reality by supporting them through a well-rounded curriculum that includes cooking, sewing, computer, and even English classes.
To highlight some of our students stories and our schools’ accomplishments, we’ve gone to Twitter and Instagram, and have started posting using CNN’s hashtag #EducationHelpedMe. If you’ve helped support these students on their path towards prosperity by becoming a Pathway sponsor, join the conversation by 1) posting a picture of you and your student (or just your student if you have the photo), 2) use the hashtag #EducationHelpedMe to tell your story and 3) Tag @HOIInc so we can help spread your amazing story of transformation!!!