Without an education, underprivileged kids are pretty much doomed to repeat the cycle of poverty. In 2010, we felt that God was leading us to take a step of faith and do something. We started with one Kinder class.
Loida Salgado, had grown up in the church we pastored in San Pedro Sula. She had always been very responsible and dedicated to the Lord. She became the director and the teacher.
Loida had a strong desire to make a difference in the children's lives. In spite of some funding challenges, the first year was an extreme success. We could see the difference that a good education, in a good, Christian environment with passionate people at the helm could make. We decided to continue while adding a class each year.
Today more than 200 children attend the Calan School. God has blessed the effort and we have seen the fruits. This is the morning class. There is another group in the afternoon. The school now has Kinder through 7th grade with plans to go to 9th. The impact upon the children, their families, the church, and the community are something we really can't measure, but God has blessed for sure.