Escuela Carlos Kattán, Honduras

El Caulote is an extremely remote rural community. When SCW first arrived, students were learning in a tiny, dilapidated one-room classroom. Education was not a priority in the community and the rate of students dropping out of school was high.

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Escuela Carlos Kattán, Honduras

El Caulote is an extremely remote rural community. When SCW first arrived, students were learning in a tiny, dilapidated one-room classroom. Education was not a priority in the community and the rate of students dropping out of school was high. SCW worked with the Municipality and community to build a new classroom with the highest level of standards for Honduras’ educational curriculum.

The building was designed to address any seismic and hurricane challenges and was built larger than government standards. The classroom has large window openings adjacent to covered walkways to maximize both natural light and ventilation. The high windows on the opposite wall allow the hot air to escape the classroom while creating natural air circulation. This has proven to work in the warmest of climates. The school is designed to last 50 years, using primarily masonry, concrete and steel materials as we’ve found that schools designed with wood framing typically only last 20 years in harsh environments.

The entire school campus has been designed to be accessible for people with physical challenges, including ramps to changing floor levels and accessible bathroom facilities with flushable toilets and hand washing sinks to teach students the importance of sanitation.

To incorporate artistic elements that help develop creative and innovative skills, SCW teamed up with Honduran mural artist, Baruc. He donated his time painting the interior and exterior walls of the school, adding color and inspiring creativity amongst the students.

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SCW Honduras Trip 2017

Trip volunteer Madeline DeJong made this video for a school project.

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Happy Independence Day! While we celebrate July 4th with fireworks and parades, Honduras and Haiti have their own unique customs.

Honduras gained independence from Spain on Sept 15th, 1821 along with the 5 other Central American countries. They celebrate by marching a torch through each country and passing it on at the borders. Schools celebrate throughout the month with parades, lighting torches and traditional dance performances.

Haiti gained independence from France on January 1st, 1804. Along with fireworks and street dances, they have a tradition to make and serve homemade soup! During France’s rule of Haiti, the soup was considered a delicacy and forbidden to the slaves. Since Independence in 1804, Haitians have enjoyed this comforting soup as a historical tribute to Haitian Independence Day, and to celebrate the world’s first and only successful slave revolution that resulted in an independent nation.
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Happy Independence Day! While we celebrate July 4th with fireworks and parades, Honduras and Haiti have their own unique customs. 

Honduras gained independence from Spain on Sept 15th, 1821 along with the 5 other Central American countries. They celebrate by marching a torch through each country and passing it on at the borders. Schools celebrate throughout the month with parades, lighting torches and traditional dance performances.

Haiti gained independence from France on January 1st, 1804. Along with fireworks and street dances, they have a  tradition to make and serve homemade soup! During France’s rule of Haiti, the soup was considered a delicacy and forbidden to the slaves. Since Independence in 1804, Haitians have enjoyed this comforting soup as a historical tribute to Haitian Independence Day, and to celebrate the world’s first and only successful slave revolution that resulted in an independent nation.Image attachment

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