Continued support of local education in the communities near Villa de San Francisco and Valle de Angeles, Honduras' first established paragliding sites. Efforts have included school supplies, uniforms, and most recently a computer lab addition to a primary school.

While scoping a potential launch site 2014, members of the Asociación de Parapentismo de Honduras (APH) and visiting pilots were greeted by about 50 children from the village of La Brisas de San Francisco, just outside of the town of La Villa de San Francisco. Some were in uniform, others not, and this got the questions rolling and ultimately a project was born. Over the past 4 years, the APH has worked with the Cloudbase Foundation to provide over 200 uniforms to children (which are required for school attendance) and learning kits (notebooks, pencils, pens, ruler, compass, etc.) in the community surrounding the newly established flying site of El Panjuil. In addition, each student at Escuela Bendicion de Dios was provided with shoes, a handmade belt, and a backpack, and the school received a boost of general school supplies.

The most recent effort has focused on connecting this rural school to the world and providing the students the technology to maximize their education. When Teacher Irma Maradiaga was presented with the idea of computers for the school, she mobilized the community around the cause. The municipality of La Villa de San Francisco agreed to construct an addition onto the one-room school which will house a new kindergarten classroom and a computer room. The addition has locking high-security doors and windows, and electrical power. The project team has constructed desks with electrical outlets built in, and assembled 14 student computers and a teacher station with a large display screen, and a printer. A digital library has been donated an anonymous supporter. After a fresh coat of paint, the building will be complete, and the computers installed. Internet communication is in the works. Teacher Irma has received computer training and will continue to be mentored by members of the APH as the project progresses. 

Looking to the future, Escuela Francisco Morazan, nestled on the side of the mountain, has been identified as a prime candidate for a similar project. The project team plans to provide this school with computers and training, using the same model. 

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Honduras Education Support

by The Cloudbase Foundation


Continued support of local education in the communities near Villa de San Francisco and Valle de Angeles, Honduras' first established paragliding sites. Efforts have included school supplies, uniforms, and most recently a computer lab addition to a primary school.

While scoping a potential launch site 2014, members of the Asociación de Parapentismo de Honduras (APH) and visiting pilots were greeted by about 50 children from the village of La Brisas de San Francisco, just outside of the town of La Villa de San Francisco. Some were in uniform, others not, and this got the questions rolling and ultimately a project was born. Over the past 4 years, the APH has worked with the Cloudbase Foundation to provide over 200 uniforms to children (which are required for school attendance) and learning kits (notebooks, pencils, pens, ruler, compass, etc.) in the community surrounding the newly established flying site of El Panjuil. In addition, each student at Escuela Bendicion de Dios was provided with shoes, a handmade belt, and a backpack, and the school received a boost of general school supplies.

The most recent effort has focused on connecting this rural school to the world and providing the students the technology to maximize their education. When Teacher Irma Maradiaga was presented with the idea of computers for the school, she mobilized the community around the cause. The municipality of La Villa de San Francisco agreed to construct an addition onto the one-room school which will house a new kindergarten classroom and a computer room. The addition has locking high-security doors and windows, and electrical power. The project team has constructed desks with electrical outlets built in, and assembled 14 student computers and a teacher station with a large display screen, and a printer. A digital library has been donated an anonymous supporter. After a fresh coat of paint, the building will be complete, and the computers installed. Internet communication is in the works. Teacher Irma has received computer training and will continue to be mentored by members of the APH as the project progresses. 

Looking to the future, Escuela Francisco Morazan, nestled on the side of the mountain, has been identified as a prime candidate for a similar project. The project team plans to provide this school with computers and training, using the same model.