Schools for the Children of the World is committed to improving educational opportunity in underdeveloped countries with quality school facilities.
SCW takes groups of volunteers to Haiti and Honduras.
These groups are made up of educational planners, architects, engineers, high school and college students, teachers, parents, and any other person who has a desire to improve education in developing countries. Contact Us to sign up for an upcoming trip.
June 18-24, 2017. See details of the 2016 trip. The 2017 trip will be similar.
Trip costs base fee includes all airfare, lodging, meals, local transportation, and related travel costs. The $500 donation is optional and is to be used toward construction supplies and materials to help offset the cost of projects.
Valid Visa (not needed for Americans or Canadians)
Able and willing to do manual labor
Minors registration requires signatures by all guardians
The construction team built playgrounds at SCW schools in El Balin and San Ramon. The team also helped to clean up the construction site and plant trees for the dedication of the San Ramon school. Meanwhile, the CNNE team conducted hearing tests, held parent and teacher training sessions, and hosted a festival for the families and students of the Center. The students of the CNNE are really making amazing strides!
After a busy week, the team enjoyed their final day at the zoo, where some team members fit in a bit of zip-lining before heading home! Thanks to all of our kind, giving, and hard-working volunteers for making this a great trip!
Another incredible SCW Volunteer team returned from a busy week in Honduras on February 18th! 13 North American volunteers and 4 SCW:Honduras staff members worked together throughout the week to make amazing progress on several SCW projects.
A construction team built two new playgrounds at SCW schools in El Eden and La Colmena! The Clinic team met with the local board of directors, held physical and educational therapy sessions for children with special needs, and worked with teachers and parents in local schools. Additionally, the team signed agreements for two upcoming SCW school projects (Balincito and Cordoncillo), held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Center for Children with Special Needs, helped to layout the future buildings at Balincito, and delivered 230 soccer uniforms donated by SCW Canada!
An SCW team of 18 North Americans and 7 Hondurans traveled to Santa Cruz de Yojoa in July 2011 for an incredible week! Throughout the week, this team worked in two groups: a construction group and a Special Needs Center group.
The Special Needs Center team, made up of leading professions from the US and amazing local volunteers, assessed over 300 students and facilitated several teacher training workshops during the week. They also made great strides towards the creation and construction of a sustainable Special Needs Center by swearing in the new Board of Directors, meeting with the Minister of Education in Tegucigalpa, and appearing in an interview on the national news. Two Honduran architecture students also spent the week with this team and came up with a great design for the future center. Learn more about this project.
The Construction Team also had a very productive week. They completed a renovation project at Las Brisas del Campo, a one classroom school in Santa Cruz de Yojoa. At this school, the team painted the building and built a playground for the students. The construction team also built a playground at Las Minas, an SCW school that is currently under construction in Villanueva. This young team had a great time and made amazing connections with the local children as they painted and played together.
A big thank you to everyone who made this trip such a success! We hope to see you again next year.
In March 2011, a group of SCW volunteers joined the University of Notre Dame Haiti Program in hosting the Rebuilding Leogane Planning Workshop. During this workshop on March 15-18th, government, community, and non-profit leaders came together to discuss and plan future development in the city of Leogane. The SCW group worked diligently to coordinate workshop logistics and to facilitate participatory meetings on topics such as infrastructure, housing, education, and health.
During the week, the team also visited the sites of SCW’s school reconstruction projects and met with school directors. Group members found time to experience Haitial culture by attending a Ra-Ra parade, visiting a Voudou temple, and checking out local beaches. What a great trip!
SCW Co-Founders, Bill DeJong and Chuck Newman, travelled to Haiti at the beginning of January 2011. During this week, Bill and Chuck worked with a team from the University of Notre Dameto prepare for the Rebuilding Leogane Planning Workshop to be held in March. They met with government, community, and non-profit leaders to encourage participation in and plan for the upcoming workshop. Bill and Chuck also continued work on SCW’s ongoing school reconstruction projects. Learn more about these projects by clicking here.
In February 2011, an SCW volunteer team headed to Honduras for a busy and exciting week!
For 5 days, the team helped the community of Plan Grande to put the final touches on their new school. SCW volunteers cleaned and landscaped the site, added stucco to the perimeter walls, installed plumbing and electric fixtures, and built playground equipment. Architects on the team spent time in Santa Cruz and Balincito, planning and designing two future projects: the Special Needs Clinic and a school reconstruction project for an earthquake damaged school. Some group members also travelled to Tegucigalpa to facilitate a seminar at the University Jose Cecilio de Valle, where students considered the future of architecture and architectural education in Honduras. At the end of the week, the team held dedication ceremonies at both the Plan Grande School and Tapiquilares School.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the February 2011 Honduras trip a success!