ICYE in the World
|Name:||Asociación Colaboración y Esfuerzo - ACOES|
|Types:||Youth, Education, Disadvantaged, Community|
|Brief description and main aims|
“Asociación Colaboración y Esfuerzo – ACOES (Association Collaboration and Effort)” is a non-governmental and non-lucrative organization, founded by the Spanish father Patricio Larrosa, a priest that arrived in Honduras in 1993. After seeing the great need of the population, especially in the marginal neighborhoods of the capital and the rural areas, he proposed himself of helping the childhood and the population in general, promoting the solidarity and work for an integral development of the human being in the sectors of most disfavored population.
ACOES has many projects, but the main project where the volunteers work are:
The primary target of the Houses is to help to improve the educative quality of life of these young people with necessities and preoccupations by means of its integral qualification. Also, it has been tried to qualify them for the overcoming of the formal study plan of the Honduran Government, delegate responsibility of the support of humanitarian projects and of development in their respective communities or others, and to develop in them the Christian human values of coexistence, justice, responsibility and common work in a familiar climate and of mutual support.
In the same way, the project from its origins had the idea to generate a dynamics multiplying, so that through each one of the youths it was possible to contribute to improve the level of life of their communities passing from just one project to becoming in a network that will benefit the villages of each one of them. With the Houses the youths are motivated to participate in the reality of their town, making conscience that the inequality of which they are victims is not a whim of the destiny, but that they belong to a country of countless resources, but where the wealth is unjustly distributed.
The project is based on four pillars:
The volunteers would work mainly at the “Casa Populorum Progressio” in Ostumán, Copán, or
|Volunteer requirements / Skills|
Age: Older than 18.
Project's main office: Tegucigalpa, M.D.C., Francisco Morazán
|Hosting Situation (Board & Lodging)|
Living within the social project.
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