Our Approach

SELECTION

rural-focused

Following community meetings, E2E begins the selection process for sponsorship based on economic need and leadership potential. Partial scholarships are provided and increased each year a student remains in school and fulfills academic and community service requirements.

In partnership with local government, communities without secondary school access are identified and proposals are received from community representatives.

TRAINING

cross-sector collaboration

Students receive workshops on entrepreneurship through university mentors, local young
professionals, and corporate partners.

Students receive training integrated into their regular curriculum on designing and evaluating community development projects, often advocating for support from local government.

IMPLEMENTATION

youth-led development

Students design and execute poverty-fighting projects year-round in their local communities.


See our student impact

Students receive start-up funding for approved business plans and technical assistance from

MONITORING

long-term impact

We apply our mixed-methods impact evaluation tools to track KPIs throughout the school year and case-control studies to validate our findings.
Track our data

Older students travel to neighboring communities to train peers on developing similar community projects.
Students create a council to manage revenue for school-related expenses and reinvest in scholarships for current and future students.

How the New Student Sponsorship Works

Education

We use accredited alternative education programs such as IHER and EDUCATODOS with a flexible structure intendedfor rural populations and
costing a fraction of the price of formal public secondary school



We apply many principles of self-directed learning to tackle the shortage of skilled teachers that many rural areas face of skilled teacher shortages.

Tackling these problems

Scarce number of available middle schools or high schools in rural areas

Low government investments in improving rurals education outcomes

Few household economic resources to cover schools fees

Leadership

We build leadership skills by guiding students through each step required to execute a successful community development project and training them to support neighboring schools to replicate similar initiatives



Through a video series curated by students in the US and Spain, E2E students receive access to a global classroom and confidence-building through their peers.

Tackling these problems

Embedded gender roles

Few examples of youth in leadership especially girls

Low priority level and relevance of education

Enterpreneurship

Through our partnerships with successful Honduran entrepreneurs and distinguished​ universities, we implement in-person workshops and video lectures to teach the core principles of entrepreneurship.



We provide seed capital for student-led small business concepts that have been approved by our entrepreneur council.

Tackling these problems

The need to work and support family while in school

Lack of diverse employment opportunities

Lack of critical thinking, creativity, and 21st century skills taught in traditional schools

Tackling these problems

The need to work and support family while in school

Scarce number of available middle schools or high schools in rural areas

Embedded gender roles

 

Lack of diverse employment opportunities

Low government investments in improving rurals education outcomes

Few examples of youth in leadership especially girls

 

Lack of critical thinking, creativity, and 21st century skills taught in traditional schools

Few household economic resources to cover schools fees

Low priority level and relevance of education