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DECEMBER 2023 -
ONE MONTH OF DONATIONS FOR
ONE YEAR OF EDUCATION

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SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDED

With our scholarship initiative, we offer ambitious children and teenagers from Honduras the opportunity to continue their education after completing primary school. 

Your help is crucial to cover the costs of the scholarships. This support not only enables us to provide ongoing support for our seven current scholarship holders, but also gives us the opportunity to award further scholarships in the coming school year.

Together, we are creating access to secondary education and giving young people a chance for a better future.

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SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDED TO DATE:

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OUTSTANDING AMOUNT UNTIL THE NEXT FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP:

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IN CONVERSATION: YARITZA TALKS ABOUT HER FIRST YEAR AT SCHOOL AS A SCHOLARSHIP HOLDER

Yaritza (14) lives in a small rural village in Honduras. After successfully completing primary school, Yaritza had no opportunity to continue her education.

For one thing, there is no secondary school in her immediate vicinity. Also, Yaritza's mother lacks the financial means to pay for the necessary school materials, school fees and transportation costs.

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A CHANCE FOR EDUCATION

The aim of the TOP Scholarship Intiative is to offer ambitious children and young people from Honduras the opportunity to continue their education after completing primary school. 

Since a lack of financial resources is the main reason why children are unable to go to secondary school, the TOP scholarships cover all costs that arise in the course of the school year. 

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IN THIS WAY WE CAN...

  • further develop their academic skills and abilities 
     

  • enhance their social and emotional intelligence
     

  • set them up for better employment opportunities 
     

  • increase their chances to find a way out of poverty 
     

  • allow them to be teenagers (rather than working on the family’s farm)
     

  • encourage them to become leaders of their communities and inspire the next generation

Your donation plays a crucial role in covering the costs of the scholarships. By doing so, you not only support our seven current scholarship holders, but also give us the opportunity to support more young people in the next school year. You can find an overview of the costs of a scholarship here.

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Recipient: The Opportunity Project gUG
IBAN: DE42 4306 0967 1157 4966 00
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Subject: Please include your name and email address -example(at)top.de- in the transfer subject so that we know whom we can thank.

The Impact of your donation

€ 25      books and materials for school year


€ 43     school uniform


€ 65    smartphone for distance learning

€ 97    school fees for one year 

€ 170  bus ticket for one year

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HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN?

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THE SCHOLARS

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The scholars for 2022 and 2023 were selected based on a number of criteria including their motivation, ambitions for the future and the financial situation of their parents. In order to choose the most suitable scholars, interested children were asked to fill out a short application form. In this form we asked some basic questions such as:

 

Why do you want to attend a secondary school?  

What do you want to do with your secondary education?

What are your goals?

Based on the applications, the following students were awarded scholarships: 

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​“I want to have a better education to help the people of my community and create opportunities for myself!”

NICOLLE

Age: 14 years

Community: La Majada Verde

Favourite things about school: Learning about plants and animals, sports and being with friends

Goals for the future: To continue on to university and become a nurse 

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KATHERIN

Age: 12 years

Community: La Majada Verde

Favourite things about school: Spanish, social sciences, writing stories and everything to do with media!

Goals for the future: To achieve excellent grades, secure a good job and help my family escape poverty.

“With the help of this scholarship, I will be able to take the next steps towards a career and a better future.”

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VALERIA

Age: 15 years

Community: Pantanal

Favourite things about school: Creative writing, making friends and playing football.

Goals for the future: To study accounting and finance and graduate from university with a business degree.

“I want to study a career not only to help my family, but also to help Honduras.”

KARELI

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GENESIS

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GENESIS

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MAYORI

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Kosten
The cost of the TOP scholarship is around €400 per child per school year. This includes school fees, uniform, books and other materials, transport to school and a basic smartphone. The latter is crucial for learning success, as the school attended by the scholars only takes place on weekends. During the week, school work is sent via WhatsApp. 

Making up 42.5%, transport to school accounts for the largest share of the total costs. This is because the secondary school is located in the nearest town, Talanga. Talanga is about 2 hours by bus from the scholars' communities. The long distance is one of the reasons why the children only have to be present at weekends. 
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THE SCHOLARSHIP COSTS AT A GLANCE

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