Program Details

  • Start Date 2017-01-11
  • End Date: 2018-11-10

  • Location: Tegucigalpa

Alternativas y Oportunidades,AyO (Alternatives and Opportunities) is a non-profit organization that gives health and educational services to hundreds of children and youths that work in the municipal markets, streets and slums of Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela.

The main aims of Alternativas y Oportunidades are to provide spaces of teaching and learning where the children, youths and their parents acquire basic knowledge about situation of youth in Honduras, human rights, HIV/AIDS, drugs, violence, gangs, among others, in order to develop social justice and solidarity.


Living with a host family


The main activities developed within the project are:

  • Studies: help the children in their school homework
  • Health: organize activities and talks about health (AIDS, sexuality, cleanliness )
  • Cultural Activities: different activities with the children, like theatre pieces, painting, dancing, etc.
  • Workshops with their mothers: to teach them how to do handicrafts which can be an extra income for the family, and it is also an opportunity to have a talk with their mothers about their family situation.

  • Age: Older than 18.
  • Gender: Indifferent.
  • Language: Because of the work that is performed, it is preferable to have some knowledge of Spanish.
  • Studies: Indifferent.
  • Abilities and Attitudes: the project is open to all candidates who are willing to help the most needed people. However, he/she needs to have: interest and lots of patience in working with children, responsible and be prepared for hard work, skills that you can share and teach to the children, youths and parents, initiative and creativeness.
  • Religion: Indifferent.

How to get there?
Terminal: Tegucigalpa / Toncontin
International Airport: Tegucigalpa / Toncontin
Domestic Airport: Tegucigalpa / Toncontin


6 months- 1.900,00 EUR

12 months- 2.500,00 EUR