HIBS School

HIBS is changing the world…one child at a time.

We have learned the best way to bring change is to begin very young. In this way, we are helping to shape the character which is much more effective than trying to reshape it a few years later.  Not only is this effective with the children, it is also very effective with the parents. They learn better parenting skills which get passed on to their other children as well as to other members of their family.

HIBS began as project supported by Art For Humanity in a rural town, Quimistan, about an hour outside of San Pedro Sula, Honduras….the second poorest country in the western hemisphere.

HIBS stands for Honduras Independence Bilingual School.  The goal of HIBS is to help students from poor families to achieve a life of independence. A good education is key to a life of independence.

Like all Art For Humanity projects, HIBS is not the normal school. For example, they have a child psychologist on staff. Many children come from difficult lives. Some have learning or emotional problems. The psychologist counsels with children and also coaches the teaching staff helping them to teach children with learning disabilities or emotional problems.

Likewise, they have a nurse who helps the children understand the basics of good health and nutrition.
The goal of HIBS is to address the body, mind and spiritual needs of the children and staff. It is not only a place of learning. It is a place of healing and wellness. Its service are not limited to the students enrolled in HIBS. A variety of programs and services are offered to the community.

In addition to elementary education for children, as a service to the community, HIBS also provides adult education in the areas of nutrition, sanitation and parenting.

The current effort is to find sponsors for 40 new students.  You may choose to do a 50% sponsorship for only $35 per month or a full scholarship for $70 a month. The investment is for 12 months per year. You can feel good knowing you are making a real difference in a child’s life.  Whatever you can give, will be used to sponsor a child. We will provide you with a periodic update and photo of your sponsored child.

If you would like to make an online donation to sponsor a child, click here. Be sure to indicate the donation is for HIBS.

If you prefer to donate by mail, send your check to Art For Humanity, 635 S. 25th St. Arlington, Va. 22202-2529

Here are pictures of some of the students needing sponsorship.

Because these children need your help,  Please Give Now

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Monthly News

This brief video is impromptu of a recent group of volunteers from Arlington, Va.


Two of those volunteers, offer more insight. 

This 1 minute video features one of the HIBS teachers giving you an inside view of the impact HIBS is making.


This 2 minute video has a song written by a Honduran woman expressing the support HIBS offers children.


In this 3 minute video, you will see the school and meet Vivian Claros, the founder of HIBS. Vivian and her husband, Nahum, give not only of their time but also of their personal resources.



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Monthly News Updates

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