FAQs About TLC

Can this small college really make a difference?

When reviewing history, one sees that most often it has been small groups of committed and thoughtful individuals who have changed the world. We believe that is true today in Honduras.

Is the college co-ed?

The college was initially established as an all girl school for two reasons:  First, research shows more results are achieved in developing countries by educating girls. Secondly, as we are getting started, we are keeping things simple and having single gender is a little easier at this time.  The college is open to the idea of becoming co-ed later in its development.

 

Will the college be accredited?

Because accreditation in Honduras means very little, there are no serious plans to pursue it at this time. Want ads in Honduran newspapers often include a note saying graduates from certain universities need not apply. Although the named university is well accredited, employers know from experience those graduates are not at an acceptable level. Reputation is what is important, not accreditation. The goal for the college is to have the best reputation in Honduras. Additionally, being fluent in English will be as valuable to the students as any accreditation.

 

Who is involved in this mission project?

There are many Hondurans involved in this project and it is they who have helped in various ways to make the college possible.  Many poor families have been helped by Art for Humanity and in return they are giving back. In addition to families we have helped, there are some well-educated middle class citizens who are concerned about their country and its future and so they too often pitch in wherever needed. The Leadership Center is truly a joint venture of Hondurans and others and you are invited to be a part of the project’s success.

 

What are the living conditions like on campus?

The location is very remote and very rustic. Dormitory rooms are small, have concrete floors, tin roofs, and single beds. Showers and toilets are clean but not always in the same building. Showers may not always have hot water. Electricity is supplied by solar panels and windmill so conservation is encouraged. The food is simple but nutritious – beans, rice, soup, pasta, eggs, tortillas, seasonal fruit and vegetables, coffee, tea, purified water, and chicken or beef weekly.

 

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