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Promotional video tour of Olancho Aid's educational developement projects in Honduras.

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  1. 1. ¡Bienvenido a Honduras!
  2. 2. A land of beautiful landscapes…
  3. 4. Of rich cultural traditions…
  4. 6. Of friendly and generous people…
  5. 8. But Honduras remains one of the West’s poorest countries. The average yearly income is $1,845.
  6. 9. In spite of this, we believe that education focused on the dignity of every human person that will liberate people and bring opportunities for change.
  7. 10. That is the mission of the Olancho Aid Foundation.
  8. 11. OAF empowers Honduran youth to transform themselves, their communities and their country through education.
  9. 12. Welcome to Escuelita Nazareth, the first and only school for special needs in Olancho.
  10. 14. A non-profit school dedicated to offering education to youth of all ages with special needs.
  11. 16. These students come from families with no resources to send their children to school. There is nowhere else in Olancho to provide these services.
  12. 19. At Escuelita Nazareth we serve deaf students, mentally handicapped students, students with learning disabilities, and students with Down syndrome
  13. 21. Welcome to Centro Escolar Santa Clara.
  14. 23. We believe that students should be challenged academically and develop intellectual skills that are both creative and progressive.
  15. 24. Students learn grammar, social studies and religion in Spanish-language classrooms taught by Honduran teachers.
  16. 26. And learn reading, language arts, science and math in English-language classrooms taught by North American volunteers.
  17. 27. Students on scholarship study alongside tuition-paying students.
  18. 28. Come to Santa Clara, and you’ll hear first graders singing “Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes”…
  19. 30. You’ll see 4 th graders learning how to multiply 2-digit numbers…
  20. 32. And you’ll hear a spirited discussion of novel in the 7 th grade classroom…
  21. 34. Don’t forget soccer at recess!
  22. 36. Welcome to Cardinal Rodriguez Institute, a private Catholic educational institution committed to improving the quality of secondary education for youth in Olancho.
  23. 37. Each year, Santa Clara has added a grade level. This year, we added 7 th grade. The bilingual classes will continue to be added each year at Cardinal Rodriguez, up to 12 th grade.
  24. 38. The long term goal of Olancho Aid is to prepare those students to study at U.S. universities and return to Honduras to make positive contributions to their society.
  25. 40. Moral, civic and spiritual values are emphasized to students to promote leadership, through the curriculum and in service projects.
  26. 42. And woven through all three projects, is the instruction and example of Catholic values.
  27. 45. We are always looking for volunteers with a variety of different skills, from teaching to fundraising to software development and many other areas.
  28. 46. Our volunteers live in community together, learning about the vibrancy of Honduras together…
  29. 51. And making lasting friendships along the way…
  30. 53. As they say here, “ Olancho is easy to enter… … and hard to leave.”
  31. 54. Giving your time, talent, and treasure in volunteer service will change lives forever.

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