British Ambassador to Honduras, Tom Carter, inaugurated today the project “Alas” in Talanga, Honduras (32 miles away from the capital Tegucigalpa). The programme started last year to help reach vulnerable and street-connected children, and recently has been loaned a house in the town in order to start a mentoring centre.
The project aims to benefit 24 children who have been identified at the highest risk in the town. The goal is to empower the children to leave the streets behind for good and become independent, support them even when they have found employment to ensure that they don’t find themselves at risk again.
Currently, the centre has one full time member of staff and the implementers are looking to employ a part time tutor and a manager. You can find more about the project and how to help by visiting their Facebook page.
Ambassador Carter said:
I’ve seen the remarkable work Street Kids Direct is doing in several countries, and I’m glad they are changing the lives of vulnerable kids in Honduras. All of us here want to thrive into this charity’s vision which is to see a world where children and young people do not need to depend upon the streets in order to survive.