Mission: The Olancho Aid Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit, faith-based organization that empowers Honduran youth to transform themselves, their communities and their country through education. From special needs to bilingual classrooms, our team of international volunteers and Hondurans are dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by providing an environment that stimulates intellectual and spiritual growth and fosters independent thinking.
Target demographics: Special needs, low income and middle class students from 4 - 30 years old in Juticalpa, Olancho Honduras
Direct beneficiaries per year: 586
Geographic areas served: Juticalpa, Olancho. Honduras
Programs: Escuela Nazareth - Especial Ed.
Escuela Santa Clara - Elementary Bilingual Education
Instituto Santa Clara - Bilingual High School
Instituto Cardenal - Monolingual High School
Solidarity Projects - Help Public Schools, families etc
In 1993, I made my first trip to Juticalpa, Olancho and fell in love with the gracious people there. So much so, I have returned each year with a group of people looking for an experience of a life time. Each time I have gone I have learned more and more about the people and the culture that they love, and I have witnessed many of my team be drawn onto a journey of new awareness that the face of God is all people. With that awareness comes an acceptance of our own responsiblity to level the playing field of the riches of the world, in other words how to live with justice and equality. I have made 20 trips and I look forward each year reuinting with my Honduran friends, helping where I can and sharing a new experience with those team members who have joined in the mission.