AMARATECA BOYSTOWN – HONDURAS
OUR PROGRAMS IN HONDURAS
In 2011, three sisters were sent to start our charity programs. With the help of the President and First Lady of Honduras as well as other government and church officials, a parcel of land was donated by the Tegucigalpa city government, current site of our Honduras Girlstown. It was inaugurated on November 21, 2012 and can accommodate up to 780 girls.
In July 2015, a generous family donated the land that would be home to our new Boystown in the Amarateca region. Shortly after, the construction began, including a gymnasium, the main 4-story building, an auto-mechanics and welding workshop, and a 3-story workshop building. This workshop building houses our vocational training (computer science, electronics, electricity) as well as the library and chemistry lab.
After 18 months of construction, our first students started school on January, 31 2017. The current number of enrolled boys is 921.
AMARATECA FACILITY OVERVIEW
- 1 four-story building with dormitories and classrooms
- 1 three-story workshop building
- 1 automotive mechanic workshop
- 1 Welding workshop
- 2 Multipurpose sports grounds
- 1 synthetic grass court
- 1 soccer field with running track
- 1 gymnasium including 2 basketball courts and stage
Las Hermanas de Maria / Villa des los Niños
Capacity: 700 students
OUR CHILDREN NEED YOU.
2 IN 3 PEOPLE LIVE IN POVERTY
NEW FROM THE CHILDREN
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