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Talleres - Workshops for young people in Honduras

La Venta/Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The training center offers disadvantaged young people in the rural region of Honduras the opportunity to gain practical work experience. By learning a trade, they literally take their future into their own hands.

Milena Jung from PEN PAPER PEACE e.V. | 
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About this project

How do you design and sew a shoe? How does electricity get into the socket? What do you have to consider when welding? And what is actually the difference between sewing and tailoring?

These and other questions can be easily answered by young people like Teodoro after they have completed the vocational preparation program in the "Talleres" (span. for workshops) of nph Honduras. This is not a matter of course. Because although a good education is very important in Honduras, the vast majority of children leave school after the 6th grade with a low level of knowledge and no prospects for further schooling or vocational training. The workshops are located in the community of La Venta, about an hour's drive from the capital Tegucigalpa. The local community also benefits in the medium to long term from more skilled workers and less emigration.

Teodoro decided to join the carpentry program in the Talleres and is now a professional in his field, so that he can also help younger students when they are at a loss. The Talleres gave him a future perspective that would otherwise be unthinkable for an orphan like him. Teodoro's big dream is to work as an engineer.

The vocational preparation project enables disadvantaged young people to gain practical experience in various trades in a 3-year program. The choice of seven different trades - from cosmetics to welding - helps the young people to develop their individual potential under professional guidance from certified teachers. The program ends with a nationally recognized examination. This is an important prerequisite for further qualification as a trained specialist.
All participants attend the neighboring secondary school at the same time. This thorough training of the young people improves the supply of skilled workers in the long term and thus promotes the development of the local economy.
Today, the financing of the workshops is unclear and PEN PAPER PEACE wants to guarantee it together with you.