School Uniforms Project
The Roatan Children's Fund has an ongoing project to supply school uniforms to the children of Roatan. Honduran Law mandates that all children wear uniforms to school. Many families cannot afford uniforms and therefore their children cannot attend school. It is estimated that as many as 3,000 children on Roatan do NOT attend school. Please help us change this. A complete uniform can be purchased on the island for less than $50.
School soccer ball and volleyball project
The Roatan Children's Fund has initiated a project of supplying soccer balls and volleyballs to the schools. We have found out that if the schools have balls for the kids to play with then the kids will stay in school longer and keeps them occupied after school. Many of the families are too poor to afford sports equipment, so we give them out to the schools. The kids, especially boys, attend school longer because they can come to school and play soccer with their friends before class and during recess. A gift of $20 US will purchase one new good quality soccer ball or volleyball. Sports netting can be purchased and made for $50.
School Supplies Project
Since 2006 the Roatan Children’s Fund has delivered thousands of pounds of school supplies to the schools on Roatan Island. You can help by including school supplies when you visit Roatan. Visit our wish list section for ideas. You can leave the supplies at the Rotary Booth at Port of Roatan or Mahogany Bay. We will also pick up from your hotel. Please just email us in advance. You can also use the donate button and we will purchase the needed supplies.
Dallas Clevenger Fundraiser for the Nael Estrada Kinder in Barrio Lempira
Personal Message from Dallas
“Last January, I had the privilege to travel to Roatan, Honduras on a Carthage J-Term trip. This was my first time leaving the United States, and this trip dramatically changed my life, as well as the way I see the world. I was so amazed by my travels last January that I decided to travel to Roatan once again on the same J-Term trip this January! My favorite part of this trip was speaking to all the different Honduran people and learning about their culture and lifestyles. I was introduced to some of the kindest people I have ever met, some of which I am still friends with today. A life changing moment on this trip for me was visiting a bilingual school and being allowed to donate school items that we brought with us. Notebooks, pens, and pencils seemed like such a minor thing to me, but I never could have imagined the amount of joy it brought these young children. This moment is what has inspired me to do something different this trip around.”
Goal for the Fundraiser
Dallas’s goal is to raise $10,000 to help the school build a storage room and increase the size of the classroom. Any extra funds will be used to buy school uniforms and much needed school supplies. Help us make a difference!