September 2022 will always be remembered as the month when MDM Honduras reached one of its more important milestones. A milestone that required great effort, patience, and going against the current; one that remained elusive for some time, until one young man, Juan Carlos Ortíz, supported by his family defied all odds and together crowned a family test of endurance with a law school degree, becoming the first one of many college graduates to come.
“Although many have achieved a highschool degree, some of them opted out to work,
but Juan Carlos was determined to go further, and now he and his family are celebrating
a well deserved college degree in law school..”
Juan Carlos is a long-time sponsored student, who grew up in the village of San Matías and had the opportunity to join the MDM sponsorship program when he was in elementary school; an opportunity he did not waste. Supported by his parents, Juan Carlos went further than others before him, achieving Elementary Teacher and Lawyer degrees.
“It’s been a journey of highs and lows, of many challenges and sacrifices as a family”
-Juan Carlos Ortíz
Just like Juan Carlos, 185 other children and young people have the opportunity to reach higher levels of education, but 13 of them need a sponsor, they need you!
Before MDM Honduras began investing in the education of children, these children had limited access to education, and most wouldn’t even continue past the 6th grade, let alone finish high school.
Despite their circumstances, MDM Sponsored Children have a chance to succeed. In the MDM program there are 54 high school graduates, 1 law school graduate, and 11 currently enrolled in university.
With your partnership, we can close the gap for these students and create a way for them to get a higher education.
Sponsor a child through MDM Honduras and change a life!