Projects we are supporting

Overview of 2023

Overview of 2023 In 2023, the work in Honduras supported by the Tigh Sgoile Trust is going from strength to strength.  In February, our partners gained legal status for their organisation, the Lenca Foundation for Community Development, (FUNLEDCOM).  This means the possibility of new relationships of collaboration with Honduran universities and government organisations. The three …

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Overview of 2022

Overview of 2022 2022 was a year of consolidation and expansion.  In Honduras, as the word spread, more young people from neighbouring villages wanted to get involved.  So, in addition to Los Puentes, we supported projects in several other communities, Los Laureles, San José, Cipres, Cedro, Carrizal and the centre of Opatoro municipality, benefiting 49 …

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Setting up a tree nursery

Tree nursery Francisca Jessenia with coffee seedlings In 2022, the young people established two nurseries to grow coffee plants and forest trees from seed.  This was with the aim of reducing the cost of buying plants.  They built shelters to protect the seedlings, using local wood.  In this, their first year, they grew 1,000 tree …

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Creating a coffee plantation

Creating a new coffee plantation Using the seeds from the coffee bushes planted in 2021, the young people grew coffee seedlings, sufficient to cover a further 11 acres of land.  The young people’s families contributed small plots of land in the communities of Los Laureles and San José to make up the 11 acres.  The …

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Supporting school pupils

Supporting school pupils To enable the young people to further their education, the project provided basic and advanced level studies to 30 teenagers and young mums.  They studied with a combination of distance learning via the radio and face-to-face classes at the weekends, held at the local primary school. The curriculum covered subjects like biology, …

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Training a metalwork apprentice

Training a metalwork apprentice In 2022, we funded apprenticeships for two young men, Denis and Olman to train as metalworkers.  There is a lot of demand for metalwork in the area and, thanks to their training, both of them have now found employment as welders.  The cost of the project included the payment of the …

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Overview of 2021

Overview of 2021 In 2021, a lot happened.  In Honduras, we funded pig breeding, coffee and education projects and loved witnessing the enthusiasm of the young people and their families who have got stuck in.  We also provided funds for setting up a community foundation, the Lenca Foundation for Community Development (FUNLEDECOM) as a way …

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Setting up a community foundation

Setting up a community foundation One of our achievements in 2021 was to support the establishment of a community foundation.  Emerging from the work of volunteers over the last few years, its purpose is to provide a stronger organisational basis for implementing and coordinating the projects.  The foundation is called the Lenca Foundation for Community …

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Arrival Of The Piglets

Pig breeding in Honduras

Pig breeding in Honduras In May 2021, three young men from the youth group in Los Puentes began a small-scale pig breeding enterprise.  With financial support from the Tigh Sgoile Trust, Henry Wilfredo, Santos Noel and Olvin Omar, purchased four piglets, three girls and one boy. Three of the piglets are sisters. They are the …

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Coffee Production

Coffee Growing in Honduras

Coffee Growing in Honduras In 2021, eight young people from the community of Los Puentes began planting coffee to grow as an income-generation crop.  Together, they planted an incredible 5,000 coffee bushes on small plots of land owned by their families.  After three years, they hope to have a good harvest and to sell their …

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