Adapting lesson plans despite the coronavirus pandemic
The «I return, learn and stay» project in Honduras is helping children and youths reintegrate after failed attempts emigrate. So far, more than 100 children and youths have received individual support with their journey back to school.
Given that many children and youths in Honduras lack prospects for the future, many try to emigrate to the USA. The dream of starting a new life there is shattered for many before they even arrive. The result is a return to a reality in which they have missed several months of lessons, were separated from their families and friends and were exposed to discrimination. Overcoming these hurdles by themselves verges on the impossible for many who return. It is precisely here that the project run by the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation intervenes by providing the necessary psychosocial support and making returning to ordinary life a little bit easier. «More than 100 returning migrant children received support as part of this project to help them reintegrate in school,» says Ligia María Aguilar Domínguez, Education Officer for the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation in Honduras. She believes it is important to prevent children from dropping out of school entirely.