THE HISTORY OF HEARTS FOR HONDURAS SCHOOL
1997 — THE SEEDS
Nancy was a member of Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church in New Jersey, who went to western Honduras to serve as a physical therapy missionary. There she met Carlos and his sister Paty (right). Paty was an educator with a passion to educate the poorest children of her community, La Entrada.
1999 — THE FIRST CLASS
In 1999, Liberty Corner partnered with Paty and The Hearts for Honduras School opened. We started with a first grade class of 23 of the poorest students in town. As the years passed, classrooms expanded, the staff grew and more donors joined the mission. Soon, we had a full Honduran grammar school from 1st to 6th grade. After these students finished the 6th grade at HFH School it was anticipated that they would seek further education at local middle schools.
2018 — GROWTH & EXPANSION
When many dropped out after leaving the supportive environment of the HFH School, we expanded to include 7th-9th grades. Today, more than 200 students are currently enrolled. A full staff of teachers offer a comprehensive curriculum deeply rooted in the Word of God. The school has expanded to include additional classrooms, offices, a computer lab, a dental clinic staffed by a graduate and the only school library in town. Our extensive music program includes a full marching band that is well-recognized and highly requested throughout the country.
2021 — THE PRESENT
The students’ parents play a key role in the school as they serve in the “Parents School Government.” In 2019 the Parents’ Government approached the mayor of La Entrada to request support to enlarge the school campus facilities once again. Impressed by their passion for educating their children, he donated all of the construction materials. With parents providing the labor, the new classroom was inaugurated in July of 2019. The parents continue their quest for additional community support to construct a fully equipped science lab for the higher grades.