FAQs

Education programs

  1. How much does it actually cost to send a young person to school?
    1. In Honduras formal public secondary school can cost upwards of $500/year for uniform, supplies, bus transportation etc. The alternative programs that E2E uses for 7th -9th grade, intended for distant rural populations, can cost between $30 - $50/year for textbooks. 10th and 11th grade costs roughly $300/year.
  2. Are the alternative secondary school programs E2E uses accredited?
    1. Yes, both programs are government approved and provide a certificate that qualifies for entrance into university.
  3. How far do most students travel to reach school?
    1. To reach a formal public secondary school, all of the communities we work in would have to walk a minimum of 2 hours but E2E’s program uses existing installations in the community to hold secondary school classes helping students avoid this travel.
  4. Who are your teachers?
    1. In most cases E2E works with a local primary school teacher who volunteers to serve as the secondary school instructor being a paid a monthly stipend by parents. In other cases a nearby university student studying a distance program will teach during the week. As much as possible we also use peer instructors (older students) to teach lower grade levels.
  5. Do you build schools?
    1. No, the focus of our organization is not infrastructure. We have built one school in our first community of Pajarillos, but none since then.
  6. What is the quality of education in primary school?
    1. Unfortunately, primary school in rural areas faces many challenges including poor teacher attendance, lack of government oversight and lack of technology or sufficient classroom materials. We do our best to get students up to grade level upon entering 7th grade.
  7. What happens to students when they graduate?
    1. In 2017 we will see our first 11th grade graduates (upper secondary school.) Many students who finish 9th grade (lower secondary school) choose to begin working instead of completing 10th and 11th which are intended specifically for students continuing to university. We work with a strong community of professional Hondurans alongside corporate partners who provide work experience and internships to students in various fields. Although not guaranteed, we hope these opportunities can lead to employment in the future. Our partnership with The Leadership Center in Central Honduras provides a pathway for eligible female students to continue their university education free of charge.
  8. Do students have to wear uniforms?
    1. Uniforms are not required but nearly all student groups decide on their own to apply the rule to distinguish themselves as students in the community.
  9. How is the government involved?
    1. Each new school year, the government provides staff and at times transportation to help E2E identify those communities without access to secondary school. They also provide raw materials to help students with their community service projects such as building homes, supplying clean water.
  10. Do you have more girls or boys in the program?
    1. The female to male ratio will fluctuate throughout the year but normally we will have more girls than boys in any given classroom because boys tend to drop out in primary school at higher rates to begin working in agriculture. We also work to address the risks for girls surrounding adolescent pregnancy and focus on providing as much guidance and support as possible to them.
  11. Do students work while going to school?
    1. Few students work during the school year because harvest time is during the summer break in which all students earn money in the fields. Students do earn money through various entrepreneurship activities that E2E supports during the school year.
  12. How do parents feel about the program?
    1. The level of support by parents will vary by community but as reported in household surveys an overwhelming majority of parents desire for their children to use education to obtain a better quality of life. They cannot afford to send their children to secondary schools in the nearest town, so they view E2E as often the only opportunity for their child to continue studying.

Donations

  1. Do you accept used office or school supplies?
    1. Currently we are not accepting these types of supplies due to shipping prices.
  2. Do you accept computers?
    1. We will accept new or slightly used laptops and/or tablets. We cannot accept desktop computers.
  3. What if I want to give a donation in someone’s honor?
    1. Please specify this in the the comment section of paypal or send an email to us.
  4. Can I host a fundraiser for E2E?
    1. Yes absolutely! Let us know beforehand so we can send marketing materials or visual aids.
  5. Can I sponsor a school?
    1. To sponsor the school fees of a first-generation secondary school costs between $2,000- $4,000 for an entering class of 30. This would include textbooks, supplies, and transportation costs for E2E field staff to supervise throughout the year.

Transparency

  1. Does E2E file 990s?
    1. Yes you can find these in our financials section here.
  2. How do I know where my donations goes?
    1. When you make an online contribution to E2E, unless specified otherwise, we use the funds for what is immediately needed at that time. This could be student school fees, vehicle maintenance of our E2E mobile, classroom materials, paying our dedicated staff within Honduras, or other operating expenses to keep us reaching the most isolated communities in the country. We guarantee that wherever your donation lands, it is helping keep the E2E engine running as efficiently as possible. If you give to a crowdfunding project, 100% funds will be transferred to the completed project and any excess will go towards our general fund. Monthly donations through the Founders’ Fund are explained here.
  3. How do you measure your program’s results?
    1. We have recently starting publishing results on Tableau that are publicly available. We expect to add continuously to the platform to provide updated impact measurement. You can view our KPIs here.
  4. What are your highest costs?
    1. Transportation-related costs are steep due to the remote and rural places we choose to operate. Keeping our vehicles in safe working order with regular maintenance and fuel costs are the two biggest costs. Although a higher cost than working in the cities, we pride ourselves on going to locations that are largely forgotten and receive little to no outside assistance.

General Info

  1. How long has E2E been doing this work?
    1. We have been in Honduras since 2010 but began our core leadership and entrepreneurship programs in 2013.
  2. How do we request someone to speak about E2E?
    1. Please send an email to getinvolved@educate2envision.org
  3. What’s the best way to keep up to date with E2E’s work?
    1. Sign up for our newsletter and follow our frequent updates by liking us on Facebook.