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Honduras Manos Ministry: News & Updates March 2022


 


Upcoming Events:

We are very excited that we have solidified our alliance with the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies at UTSA. They will be implementing a virtual ESL program this spring for our Club Intercambio, which is an ESL program offered to our Manos Scholarship students and members of the community in Danli, Honduras. Stay tuned....


 

2022 New Manos Scholarship Recipients

Meet the 2022 New Manos Scholarship Recipients


Welcome to our new 11 Manos scholarship recipients that we added for this academic calendar year that started in February of 2022. While the Honduras Manos Scholarship Committee interviewed the candidates in person at the Manos de Dios Church in Danli, we were able to participate during the selection process via Zoom.

We have a wonderful group of new scholarship recipients including:

8 students - 7th grade 1 student - 9th grade (1 Becas to Go)*

2 students - 10th grade (1 Becas to Go)*


This past January we had our Manos Scholarship ceremony at the Manos de Dios Church where we officially awarded the 2022 scholarships. In addition, we recognized the students that made the Manos Honor's roll based on their academic efforts in 2021.


*Becas to Go are scholarships awarded to students who live in remote villages where schooling goes only through 9th grade. These scholarship students move to Danli where they can continue with their education.


 

2022 Manos High School Graduates



Daniel Cruz, Roberto Salgado and Danery Avila (left to right) graduated from high school in

November 2021. All three are freshman at the Catholic University in Danli, Honduras.

  • Daniel Cruz is studying computer science at the Catholic University.

  • Roberto Salgado is studying Psychology at the Catholic University in Danli.

  • Danery Avila was accepted in the pre-med program at the Catholic University.


 

Manos Scholarship Program was awarded two grants from IEEE and PCIC



We are very pleased to share the news that the Honduras Manos Ministry received two grants from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC). The first grant of $6000 will go towards six scholarships for one academic year: two students in college and four students in 7-12th grades. The second grant of $5000 was requested by the Honduras Manos Ministry in conjunction with the Department of Engineering at UTSA to sponsor our second-year research and STEM learning project called Brillantes (Brilliant Ones!). This program is designed to provide early science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career awareness and related mathematics skill development and opportunities for middle school students in Danli, Honduras.


Manos students developing a parallel circuit during the Brillantes Program that took place in October 2021.















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