CFI-Honduras - Centros de Formación Integral is a Christian-faith based non-profit organisation in Honduras supported by its US American organisation Connected to Serve, which since 2015 started to provide access to education to youth of the departamento (district) La Paz, who are mainly indigenous-descendant of the ethnic group Lenca, and who for many economic reasons have not continued their formal education studies, training them comprehensively with moral principles, citizenship responsibility and fostering positive and active leadership skills.
It currently works in a very small rural village called El Porvenir, near to the town San Pedro de Tutule, about 30 minutes from the town La Paz, and also in the main town La Paz. It works together with “Educatodos,” a governmental programme of the Ministry of Education of Honduras that provides distance education for youth and adults who are not able to start, continue or finish their primary and secondary education due to economic, social and geographical reasons.
CFI-Honduras works wmainly with youth, aged 13-18, who are Lencas, one of the biggest indigenous ethnic groups of Honduras.
With the programme “Educatodos,” the youth receive a distance education, studying the different subjects of secondary education
The members of the project provide reinforcement classes and tutoring of everything included in the study plan.
The organisation also trains the teachers of the local public school on math, English and IT.
The members of the organisation also give educational speeches and workshops to the parents of the students, as well as sometimes providing shoes and clothes to the families of the students.
The volunteer is expected to teach classes in English and computer science. His/her main task will be therefore being a teacher assistant. The volunteer should prepare English and computer classes as well as homework and exams for the students. Furthermore, he/she can also assist the staff members with organising and teaching the reinforcement lessons and tutoring, and also interact with the youth and share his/her culture. Moreover, he/she can participate in several projects realised with the students throughout the year like manual work or craft as well as creative work.
Volunteer requirements / Skills
The volunteer should:
be at least 18 years old
have fair knowledge of Spanish and good enough English to teach it
be be organised, patient and motivated to structure well her/his classes
have a vocation to work with youth
It is not required that the volunteer is Christian, but has to be respectful that the project works together with a Christian church in the community.
Educational background and/or work experience on social work or teaching is highly appreciated but not essential. As well as knowledge in Word, Excel and PowerPoint in order to teach how to use them.