Nacar Foundation gives support to the Loyola Technical Centre of the Fe y Alegría Honduras Foundation. This centre offers education to vulnerable youth.
The students range from 15 to 25 years of age and are given professional training. This project benefits 300 young adults every year who will get equipment and materials in perfect conditions, and thus have access to a quality education and acquire skills and abilities that prepare them for an adequate labour insertion.
From 2014 until 2017 Nacar Foundation donated $40.000 for the facility’s maintenance, the construction of an area for Cooking studies, and for educational materials.
In 2018 Nacar Foundation donated machinery for training in Industrial Mechanics with the support of Rastromáquinas SA in Spain and the collaboration of Verón Foundation. We sent:
– 3 milling machines
– 3 lathes
– 3 welding machines
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 Institute 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.
Underprivileged young adults, between the ages of 15 and 25, with limited resources, who want an opportunity at a quality education and a decent employment.
● Employees of the Loyola Technical Centre: 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 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 – multiculturalism, awareness, empathy, social awareness.