In 2019 Nacar Foundation, together with Veron Foundation, Educasa and KPMG Foundation, built a Solidary Food Truck for the dual professional training of the students graduated in the Technical Studies in Cooking and Tourism at the Glass School of Honduras.
This project has 3 goals:
– Dual education
– Awareness and communication of the work done and the need for better access to education
– Social collaboration with children’s centers and nursing homes
For the building of this project, members of our local partner Friends of the Glass School Association, members of Veron Foundation, employees of the Glass School, a local mechanical workshop in El Progreso (Honduras), as well as other local companies participated for screen printing, machinery installations, insulating flooring, etc.
The Food Truck also has a solar panel installed thanks to the collaboration of Elecnor and the Solaris installation company.
Honduras is a country that has not yet achieved public policies that truly seek the common good and development of its impoverished society.
Honduras has seen extensive family disintegration in the last two decades of migration, coupled with political corruption, violence and groups of maras and narcos. This has impoverished the country and many children and teenagers have no opportunity to access an education, especially in rural areas. 46% of the active Honduran population are unemployed or in a precarious employment (National Statistics Insitute of Spain). There is also a large percentage of false self-employment, which is really a means of subsistence.
According to the Territorial Employment Board of the City of El Progreso, in which our local partners participate, employments last an average of 58 days. All this has led young people in Honduras to have a low self-esteem and a feeling that their country has nothing to offer. They want to migrate, convinced that what another country can offer them will be better.
The ILO’s “Decent Work and Youth” report on Honduras indicates that, among others, this situation requires specific action in education, training and development of entrepreneurial capacity.
So, this is exactly our solution.
Low-income children and teenagers from rural communities surrounding the city of El Progreso, Honduras, aged 11 to 18, who have completed 6th grade of obligatory education, and who due to varied circumstances have no other access to an education. Their attitude of personal development encourages them to want to continue their studies and access quality employment.
● Asylums, social canteens and children’s centres 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 Glass School.
● Rural communities without secondary schools.
● Rural communities in which the students live.
● Companies and businesses that can hire trained and qualified young adults 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.
*Veron Foundation: Initiative, development, construction supervision, reports to funders, design staff, travel, media.