The Olancho Aid Foundation operates two Catholic educational institutions that provide hope and enable transformation through education.
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.
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.
Centro Escolar Bilingüe Santa Clara and Instituto Bilingüe Santa Clara
From 2003-2020, Olancho Aid built and supported Centro Escolar Bilingüe Santa Clara and Instituto Bilingüe Santa Clara. Graduates have moved on to universities in Honduras and internationally. In 2020, management of the schools transferred to the Diocese of Juticalpa.