Our Programs in Honduras

Upon seeing the dire need of the poor children of Honduras, His Eminence Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, invited the Sisters of Mary to establish a Girlstown and Boystown there.

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 250, and at full capacity our new Boystown will accommodate 700 students.

Meet Angel, a student at Amarateca Boystown.

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
Amarateca, Honduras

Capacity: 700 students

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