THE MANUELITO PROJECT
The Manuelito Project currently serves roughly 35 internal children and 140 external children from marginal areas of neighborhoods, villages and hamlets of Talanga, Francisco Morazán and other cities in Honduras. The mission of the Project is to restore these lives and prepare them for a better future by integrating them so that they reach better employment opportunities and can be reintegrated into their families or society as productive entities.
Impact is working alongside Pastor Jorge Pinto, the founder of the Manuelito Project, to help transition underprivileged children to a life of hope and opportunities. Jorge was an abandoned child himself and he understands the needs of the kids. The Project helps these children through detoxification and then trains them to become a functioning member of society. Education is of utmost importance and the school at the project is one of the best in the area. Not only are the kids taught the educational basics they experience the love of Christ through Bible teachings and experiences with the staff.
The Project is in the town of Talanga, about one hour from the capital city of Tegucigalpa. This location gives the kids a buffer from the life they have experienced on the streets.
The 50+ acre site in Talanga is under continual construction. The work is completed with a combination of Honduran workers and short-term work teams that frequent the Project throughout the year. They have constructed dormitories for the boys and girls, a dining hall, Director’s house, computer lab and a Medical Clinic/Work Team housing building. The latest work has been on a new school. The kids will be taught from elementary school thru high school and future plans are to have vocational school training on the site.
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SCHOOL MEALS FOR TALANGA CHILDREN
Unlike the USA, public school in Honduras is very expensive (not only tuition, but also desk rentals, uniforms, etc), something that the children from Talanga who attend school at Manuelito Project cannot afford. Many of the children walk several miles each day to Manuelito Project because it’s their only possible chance for an education.
For most (if not all) of these children they receive what is most likely, their most nutritious meal of the day, possibly their only meal most days. When possible, the Project sends extra snacks home with the children on Fridays, and several of those students return the following Monday saying it’s the only food they had for the weekend.
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