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.
Is specially in the rural areas where most of the population cannot attend Highschool and the companies employing them will thus pay poorly and lay them off cheap.
All this has led young people to a low self-esteem and feeling their country has nothing to offer. They want to leave convinced that in another country the situation will be better.
The ILO’s “Decent Work and Youth” report on Honduras indicates that, among others, this requires specific actions in education, training and development of entrepreneurial capacity.
The NACAR Foundation gives support to the Loyola Technical Center of the Fe y Alegría Honduras Foundation. This center offers education to vulnerable youth.
Attending students ranging from 15 to 25 years of age are given professional training.
This project will benefit 300 young people who will get equipment and materials in perfect conditions, and thus have access to an education and acquire skills and abilities that prepare them to put their own efforts in their studies and fair employment probabilities.
From 2014 until 2017 Nacar Foundation donated $ 40.000 for the facilities maintenance, the construction of an area for Gastronomy studies and the supply of educational materials.
In 2018 Nacar Foundation donated machinery for training in Industrial Mechanics with the support of Rastromáquinas SA in Spain and the collaboration in the management of the shipment by Verón Foundation. We sent:
– 3 milling machines
– 3 lathes
– 3 welding machines
● Employees of the Loyola Technical Center: teachers, administrative team, cleaning and surveillance.
● Families – the families (fathers, mothers, guardians, grandparents, siblings …) of young students and employees.
● City of El Progreso and rural communities where 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 – multiculturalism, awareness, empathy, social awareness