“Cree” in Spanish means to believe or that you believe. It is also the Shoulder to Shoulder acronym for our education mission, Centro Regional para Excelencia en Educación or the Regional Center for Educational Excellence.
Believing is critical to the development of a sound and meaningful education system. Imparting knowledge demands that the individual allows for its reception. And in turn they can use this knowledge for the benefit of her/himself, others, the community, and ultimately the world.
We ask everyone who will shoulder this mission with us, to believe in the possibilities.
In Honduras and in The Frontera, public education suffers a lack of resources. From textbooks, to chairs, to teachers and lunches. Costs end up falling on parents, dissuading continued education. Many students attend school only through the sixth grade, some unable to read, write, add or subtract. Young girls, without hope succumb to peer pressure and become pregnant. Poor education and teen pregnancy support cyclical, generational poverty. Shoulder to Shoulder responds to these endemic social problems by generating opportunities through multiple programs.