Cristo Salva is an ongoing, inter-denominational ministry of encouragement to the people of Honduras, Central America.
Cristo Salva
Monday, June 26, 2017
An ongoing ministry of encouragment to the people of Honduras

Student Scholarship Program

 
2016 Student Scholarship Program
 
Updated 6/16/16: We still have around 30 students who need sponsors for this year (school year running through November 2016). If you would like to sponsor a child please email Pastor Travis and Angela at: csstudentsponsors@yahoo.com
Some of the students photos are on our Facebook page.
 
 
 
The Student Scholarship Program was started in 2011. We anticipated around 25 students would be sponsored the first year. We ended up with 120 students because of the generosity of so many! We are very grateful for your support.  We had over 300 students enrolled in the program in 2014. In 2012, a church sponsored the Green Wells School in entirety and renewed their sponsorship for 2013 and 2014. In 2013, two churches partnered to sponsor the school in Las Pilas. This is a great way to sponsor the neediest schools. We have sponsors that give the gift of Sponsorship as Christmas Gifts each year. We have beautiful gift cards that can be mailed out if you would like to give a sponsorship as a gift.  
 
 Pastor Travis and Angela Hutcheson volunteered to take over the correspondence and student packets in 2013. This was a great help in facilitating getting the information to the sponsors.
 
 
This year we are anticipating  enrolling around 330 students. We still have a quite a long waiting list.  We are adding some families on Cemetery Road and in La Flecha.   We will be posting  more information about the students as they become available on the facebook page as it is an easier venue to get the updates out quickly. You do not have to be a member of facebook to access the page: www.facebook.com/cristosalvahonduras is the link. 
 
Some History on Education in Honduras 
 
There has been a tremendous need for school uniforms, school kits and now for scholarships for children who wish to attend school (it's optional in Honduras).
 
The school year runs from February-November.
 
Kinder, Elementary and Colegio are the 3 levels of schooling.
Kinder is for 4-6 year olds.
Elementary is 1-6th grades.
Colegio is Jr and Sr High combined. Receiving a diploma enables the student to obtain a job or continue their education and gives them a greater chance of making a better life for themselves and their families.
  
Cristo Salva has been providing school kits and uniforms through the generosity of your donations throughout the years. Students cannot attend school unless they have a uniform and supplies.
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 In 2011, we noticed a dramatic increase in the number of students who needed assistance. The School System funding has been decreasing each year while the requirements have been increasing. There are extra projects and lab fees that make the cost of attending school too great for many families.  Our goal was to provide assistance in helping students to attend school. It is not designed to completely cover the cost of schooling. We felt is was important that the family have a vested interest in helping their student to succeed in school.
 
The scholarships are as follows:
 

Kinder and Elementary school $50/year  includes the uniform  & supplies  (shoes, shirt, socks, pants/skirt and book bag)

 

Colegio sponsorship $100/year includes shoes, shirt, pants/skirt,  materials (Books, matricular, exam and lab fees) and book bag. Some grades include tennis shoes and a  gym shirt.  Some students have an extra fee of $30/year needed if they have to take the bus.

 

So for $50 you can send an elementary school student to school for a year and for $100-130 you can send a junior/senior high student to school for a year  This is a tangible way to make a substantial difference in the life of a student. 

 

Each sponsor will be send a photo and bio from the student in February/March. 
 
If you would like to sponsor a child please email Pastor Travis and Angela at: csstudentsponsors@yahoo.com
 
for additional details.