Honduras is a country that has not achieved public policies that truly seek the common good and development of an impoverished people. The family disintegration in which we have been involved in the last two decades of migration, coupled with political corruption, violence and groups of maras and narcos, has impoverished the country and many young people have no opportunity to access Highschool, specially in rural areas. 46% of the Honduran population, which corresponds to the active population of the country, are at worrying levels of unemployment and especially precarious employment (about 60%). There is also a large percentage of false self-employment, which is really a means of subsistence. The levels of poverty and illiteracy are worrisome, as is the political situation, which has worsened since the 2017 elections.
In 2019 NACAR Foundation together with, Verón Foundation, Educasa and KPMG Foundation built a Solidary Food Truck for the dual professional training of the young students of Cooking and Tourism of the Glass School of Honduras.
This project has 3 goals:
– Dual education
– Sensitization and communication of the work done and the need for access to education.
– Social projection with children’s centers and nursing homes
For the construction of this project, members of the local NGO Friends of the School of Glass, members of Verón Foundation, employees of the School of Glass, David Escobar’s mechanical workshop in El rogreso (Honduras) as well as other local companies participated for screen printing, machinery installations, insulating flooring etc.
The Food Truck also have a solar panel installed thanks to the collaboration of Elecnor and the Solaris installation company.
Low-income youth from rural communities in the city of El Progreso, Yoro, aged 15 to 18, who have completed 6th grade of basic cycle, and who due to varied circumstances have no options to study. Their attitude of improvement encourages them to want to continue their studies and access quality employment.
● Asylums, social canteens and children’s centers in the area.
● Glass school employees: teachers, administrative team, cleaning and surveillance.
● Families – the families (fathers, mothers, guardians, grandparents, siblings …) of young students and employees at the School of Glass.
● Rural communities without secondary schools
● Rural communities in which the young people live
● Companies and businesses that can hire young people trained, qualified and with values and capacities for work.
● General – improvement of business services, improvement of money circulation, socio-economic improvement.
● Volunteers visiting the Glass School – multiculturalism, awareness, empathy, social awareness