“Escalon” kids breaking cycle of poverty…• 38% of children @ Escalon are orphans (double or single orphans)• Children who go on to college after public school: 0.5-1.5% (national avg.) – Escalon students: 39% go on to college• Unemployment rate (nat’lavg) – 70% – Escalon graduates: 70% ARE employed!
BEFORE:• Very out-dated (systems 11-14 yrs old)•Fried computers due to inconsistent electricity
CURRENT KITCHEN: •Only have dining spots for 150 of 550 kids •No place to eat when it rains & inclement weather (not sufficient dining space) •Kitchen too small •Was built for 150 kids “back in the day”
“Kitchen is very small & has no hygienic conditionsfor development of food.” Dr. Jorge Ponce Medical College of Honduras