SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Elementary & Secondary Education

Empower a student in Honduras to achieve life’s potential through a Lizzie Scholarship!

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Central America. The multi-generational cycle of poverty affects thousands of school-age children. Many children do not go to school because their families cannot afford the costs of uniforms, backpacks, school supplies and food to enable them to excel at their studies.  READ MORE

Keeping students in school and progressing to the next level of education are key goals of The Lizzie Project. The ministry seeks donors who have a heart for providing scholarship funds for various educational levels:

  • Kindergarten – 1st Grade – 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade – 12th Grade (High School)
  • Technical Vocational School
  • Nursing Vocational School
  • Note:  Partial scholarships may be given.  Administrators will seek to complement your gift amount with other Donor amounts to complete the total needed.

Financial assistance for students comes through scholarships that help and encourage education.  This does not make families dependent on outside sources. Academic accountability and attendance are requirements for students to remain in scholarship programs.

Over 150 students receive school assistance through the ministry of The Lizzie Project. Highlights of the annual Mission Trip involve dispersing backpacks, school supplies, clothing and shoes. Mission Team Members say the best part of the trip to Honduras is giving and receiving hugs when backpacks are handed out.   (As of 11/30/18, the below information is being clarified.  If you have immediate questions email WGM at donations@wgm.org or call (765) 671.7258.)

Kindergarten – 9th Grade

Scholarship Cost

$100 annually (pays for school books, uniforms and supplies.)

Quick Facts

  •  If children cannot afford their uniforms or books, they are not allowed to attend school.
  • When children complete the 6th grade, they will frequently drop out.
  •  The Honduras government provides free school up to the 9th grade, only if a child has the required uniform and books.

10th – 12th Grade (High School)

Scholarship Cost

$100 annually (pays for school books, uniforms, supplies and some expenses.)

Quick Facts

  •  Oulying villages provide education through the 9th grade. Attendance in High School requires travel into a nearby city or town.
  •  Drop-out rates are high because students need to work to bring income to their families.
  •  High School is more like vocational school, focusing on the students’ abilities and interests.

Vocational School

Higher education is the key to community transformation. Vocational studies often begin at the high school level which prepares a student to develop marketable skills at an early age. Other times, students finish high school and then enter vocational school for specific skills and expertise. Through strategic planning, miracles, prayer and faithful supporters, WGM (World Gospel Mission) has developed a vocational school in Choluteca, Honduras. This learning center provides a biblical worldview, a student’s understanding of his or her giftedness, along with opportunities for employment. (As of 11/30/18, the below information is being clarified. If you have immediate questions email WGM at donations@wgm.org or call (765) 671.7258.)

Vocational Education Center

Scholarship Cost

$1,000 annually (pays for books, supplies and living expenses.)

Quick Facts

  • In operation since 2006.
  • Offered to the neediest youth in the region.
  • Trains approximately 200 students per academic year.

Programs presently include

  • Auto, Motorcycle & Refrigeration Mechanics
  • Welding
  • Baking and Decorating
  • Sewing and Home Economics

Choluteca Nursing School

Scholarship Cost

 $1,000 annually (pays for books, supplies and living expenses.)

Quick Facts

  • High-school level Nursing School: first of its kind in Honduras!
  • Started with first year of high school but will progress to be three-year program.
  • Joint-venture with the Ohio State University College of Nursing.
  • Fulfills the country’s desperate need for trained, certified nurses.
  • Program will be replicated throughout the country.

Educational Challenges Facing Poor Families

  • Honduras is one of the most impoverished countries in Central America.
  • The government only provides free education up through 9th Grade.
  • Many children are unable to attend school because their families cannot afford the mandatory uniforms or supplies.
  • Many children leave school at a young age to help support their families by working.  This creates a generational cycle of poorly-educated parents unable to provide a higher standard of living for their children.
  • Only 30% of children attend secondary school.
  • The country struggles with the lack of educational resources, schools, and poor teacher training.
  • Many schools are 1 or 2 rooms with all grades and a single teacher. Most are in remote villages, often several miles from homes, making transportation difficult.
  • School transportation is not provided. Many schools are over five miles from where the children live.  Although bicycles are a reliable means of transportation, rugged roads may blow out tires or damage bikes, making them un-rideable.
  • Many children leave school at a young age to help support their families by working.  This creates a generational cycle of poorly-educated parents unable to provide a higher standard of living for their children.