The Choluteca Vocational School provides technical training in automotive repair, sewing, and refrigeration repair to Honduran men and women in the southern city of Choluteca, Honduras. Larry and Angie Overholt sent in these student stories:
“Scholarships of $700/year per student make it possible for vocational students to get a quality vocational education. Sometimes our students need a little extra support.
Yader is a young man whose father is in the hospital. He was in danger of dropping out of school because he did not have the money for bus fare. With a little help from a scholarship, he has continued with his education.
Eduardo is one of 20 welding students who will graduate in November from our new welding program. Eduardo is a member of the Shalom Church and is the oldest of five children. Eduardo says, “Each day I get up at 4:00 and help my aunt get her street side breakfast business started. She then gives me my breakfast and lunch to carry with me to school. Here at the vocational center, they give me an opportunity to learn, and in the future I will be able to help my family.”
“One of the major costs at the vocational school is the cost of salaries of the personnel. It is urgent that we adjust salaries this year in order to raise the standard of living of our personnel. Would you like to help support one of our instructors or other members of our staff? Please pray about how you can help.”