SUPPORT HIGH QUALITY BILINGUAL EDUCATION IN RURAL HONDURASS
Big Dreamer’s School (BDS) is a bilingual school located in Nuevo Paraiso in Moroceli Honduras. In addition to
providing bilingual education in grades K-6, BDS also provides an English academy for older students and adults. Supporting equal access to education for all, Big Dreamer’s School provides scholarships for low income students.
Omar Rodas is a Honduran citizen who founded BDS in 2014. Omar graduated from the National Autonomous
University of Honduras and has his bachelor’s degree in foreign Languages. He dreamed of opening a school to provide quality education and give opportunity to those who, for many generations, had not dreamed of
breaking the chain of poverty.
At 6 years old (1993), Omar’s family moved from Tegucigalpa with his 7 brothers and their mother to the project of single mothers known as Nuevo Paraíso and directed by Sister María Rosa Leggol. Nuevo Paraíso gave him and his family a home, a job for his mother, a safe and beautiful neighborhood and many people who cared for them. The most important thing was a kindergarten, an elementary school and a high school, as well as a scholarship to go to college.
In 2006 Omar arrived back at the school where he had attended elementary school in Nuevo Paraíso, requesting a job opportunity as the English instructor for the subject they were beginning to teach. It was a difficult year because his knowledge in English was basic, he also did not have the pedagogical knowledge to teach. However, it was that year of interaction with children and the classroom that sparked in him the passion for teaching. He decided to train as teacher to give and do more for those who needed to be educated. It was in this year that this project was originally born, big plans were made, and big steps taken to achieve them. The dreams that had formed in the imagination of a big dreamer for many years were becoming a reality and this is how the school came to be called ”Big Dreamers”.
THE BIGGEST DREAM
Big Dreamers School aims to provide quality bilingual education to children of all economic backgrounds. We
foster intellectual growth to give students the ability to direct their academic life to what will later be their
successful professional future.
Big Dreamers School will be a leading educational institution at the national level, guaranteeing in its students
the mastery of English as a second language and the knowledge in the sciences, arts, culture and technology
necessary to form integral citizens capable of being part of the reconstruction of their communities, regions and our country.
SUPPORT THE SCHOOL
70% of BDS students need scholarships. The scholarship program is the connection between a child who needs financial assistance and the people who, in a stated or anonymous way, help with the student's tuition and related expenses. BDS will provide sponsors with a student profile that describes the child and their interests. Sponsors can correspond with students and are welcome to visit the school in person. A donation of $150 per month or $1800 per year will cover the cost of 1 child's tuition, text books and uniforms.
DONATE TO BIG DREAMER'S SCHOOL
Virtu and Big Dreamers School have partnered. You can submit donations to the BDS program through the Virtu donation page. Send Patrick Flanigan and Omar Rodas an email informing them of your one-time or periodic donation is for BDS. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com