July 23, 2024

Group’s Amibition Is to Build 3,100 Schools

In the small village of La Nunez, Honduras, children used to go to school in a building where the thin wooden walls didn't quite meet the roof. So when it rained, the room would get soaked and classes would be canceled. The young Central American children couldn't get a steady education--a crucial part of breaking the cycle of poverty that they are caught in. But now the students are getting a new school, built by by a group of American college students. When members of Students Helping Honduras, which was founded at the University of Mary Washington, arrived in La Nunez near the city of El Progreso last December ready to start work on the new school, they were warmly welcomed by the children.
About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.