The Olancho Aid Foundation operates four Catholic educational institutions that provide hope and enable transformation through education. An academic curriculum emphasizing social justice and strong literacy, math, and critical thinking skills will empower our students to tackle problems currently affecting Honduras and to work for change.
Nazareth School for children with special needs offers classes to develop cognitive and life skills. Its mission is to support students, their families, and the greater community through individualized instruction, support services, and initiatives to increase awareness and engagement.
Nazareth is a loving and safe place in a country where acceptance and inclusion are rare for individuals with special needs. The community of students and compassionate staff are constantly learning, teaching, and advocating for greater societal support.
More than 80 students are enrolled and all receive near 100% financial support thanks to generous partner parishes and individual sponsors.
Centro Escolar Bilingüe Santa Clara
CEBSC serves children in preschool through sixth grade. The curriculum is centered on the belief that students should be challenged academically to develop intellectual skills that are both creative and progressive. Centering education on the foundation of faith provides students a moral framework to enable them to face challenges in their lives and in their communities. A US-modeled course curriculum, bilingual instructors, and international volunteers prepare children for secondary school and beyond.
Instituto Bilingüe Santa Clara
When the first class of students from Santa Clara Bilingual Elementary graduated from 6th grade, Santa Clara Bilingual High School was born so they could continue schooling in a Catholic, bilingual school. The school follows a US-modeled course curriculum and employs bilingual instructors supported by international volunteers. IBSC celebrated its first graduating class of 21 students, in the Spring of 2015.
Instituto Oscar Cardenal Rodriguez
Cardenal High School offers college preparatory education for grades 7-11 in a Catholic environment. It is known as one of the best schools in the area based on consistently high scores on college entrance exams of graduates. The Institute offers educational tracks focusing on sciences and humanities. The programs are designed to prepare students to succeed in the professional workforce and to enable their pursuit of higher education.
Unique to Cardinal Rodriguez is a constant dialogue between science and faith, and an emphasis on moral, spiritual and civic values. The administration aims to provide an education that promotes leadership in our students so that these young individuals can make a positive contribution to the development of Olancho.
**For information about sponsoring a student at an Olancho Aid school, please see this page about sponsorship.