Tag: education

Reasons for Hope: Transforming Communities

  • September 30, 2019

When you read the news about Honduras, you may be tempted to feel hopeless about the country’s situation. But focusing on these negative reports only tells part of the story.



Empowering Communities to Transform Public Schools

  • March 13, 2018

Sacrificing hours from their busy weeks, volunteers use simple information-gathering instruments to record things like how many days schools meet for class, how many classes are taught, and for how long, whether the school has textbooks and materials, and other issues important to children’s education.



Facing the Goliath of Corruption in Community Schools

  • September 18, 2017

“Who knows the story of David and Goliath?” asks Dolores Martinez, who coordinates AJS’s community engagement and auditing project. All twenty of the participants in plastic chairs arranged in a circle raise their hands. With the few small stones of advocacy, oversight, and accountability, she tells them, they can bring down the giant of corruption that is limiting the public education system in Honduras.



AJS Partners with Secretary of Education to Address Sexual Abuse in Schools

  • August 10, 2017

AJS has spent nearly a decade working to protect children from sexual abuse, and seven years on making the public education system in Honduras more effective and transparent. Now a new initiative combines these goals, helping to strengthen the education system’s methods of receiving, processing, and responding to cases of sexual abuse in schools.



With Legal Support, AJS Defends Children’s Right to Free Education

  • July 12, 2017

When parents came to AJS saying their children’s public school was demanding unnecessary fees, AJS helped the parents file a formal complaint, and accompanied inspectors from the Ministry of Education as they investigated. The Ministry of Education found sufficient evidence to suspend both the principal and the vice-principal, and name new authorities for the school. Now for these students, free, public education really is free.



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