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Training time with our American sisters! Reflections and Training Insights

Jubilee Centers, faith, education, training opportunities, and Honduras.

Explore the transformative power of faith and education at Jubilee Centers through reflections on purpose and insights from training opportunities for each teacher.

 
 
 
 
 

Reflection on Purpose

At Jubilee Centers, we cherish the joy of being a family united in faith and education. Welcoming our American family members brings us immense joy as we share special devotionals together on June 17th and 18th. Their insights on their relationship with the Lord inspire us to deepen our own faith journeys. Reflecting on Esther 4:14, we ponder our purpose here: why Jubilee Centers? What is our divine calling?
 
 

Training Opportunities

Every year, we gratefully receive training from our American partners. This year’s focus on using thinking maps to enhance student performance has been invaluable.In Honduras, teacher training is infrequent, which makes these opportunities even more valuable, making these sessions even more precious. We want to highlight the strengths of higher education in Honduras and how these trainings reinforce our commitment to educational excellence.

We appreciate our American friends dedicating their time to empower us professionally and strengthen our educational community. Thinking maps are transformative tools that improve how our students absorb and retain knowledge.

Learn more about thinking maps right here:

Impact and Vision

We thank God for these opportunities and for the Jubilee community, where we continue to grow together in faith and knowledge. We fondly remember each plan the Lord has revealed and how we are part of His great purpose. “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” – Philippians 1:6 At Jubilee, we are called to be the light and salt of the world, impacting lives through education and faith. Let us move forward with joy and hope, knowing that we are where God wants us to be, to fulfill His will.
 
God is  impacting lives through education. Join us in our mission to make a difference at Jubilee Centers!
 
 
 

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Exams in Jubilee: A Time of Growth and Preparation

The students at Jubilee are facing a new phase in their education: Midterm exams. This situation generates some concern among the students and their families. However, it is important to understand how these exams are conducted in Honduras to face this stage with greater peace of mind.
 
 
 
 
In Honduras, primary education comprises grades one through six and is mandatory. Midterm exams are an essential tool for evaluating the academic progress of students and ensuring they are acquiring the necessary knowledge.
 
The school year in Honduras is divided into trimesters or “parciales.” At the end of each of these periods, midterm evaluations are conducted. These evaluations typically account for a quarter of the final grade. Written exams usually focus on memorization of facts and specific knowledge, such as dates, historical events, grammatical rules, and mathematical operations
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The questions in the written exams are primarily multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer formats. This type of question aims to have students demonstrate their knowledge in a precise and direct manner.

Some parents have shared their strategies for studying with their children during this stressful time. Karen, mother of April and Ailin, 6th graders, explains that she allows them to rest when they get home, then their studie and review the topics that will be on the exam. She gives her daughters breaks after each topic, helping them to remember and consolidate their learning.

Similarly, Estefania, mother of Escaleth, a 2nd grader, shares that she uses games to help her daughter remember the lessons more easily. She also gives her daughter periodic breaks and discusses each study topic with her.

It is important to mention that not only parents and students are striving during this season, but also our teachers, who share their strategies for improving the performance of their students before and during the exam.
 

Ms. Yorleni tells us how she starts with a devotional, allowing her students to leave all their burdens in the hands of the Lord. She then gives a thorough review of all the topics that will be covered in the exam. After this, she gives them time to relax and finally conducts review games with questions right before administering the exam.

Ms. Keyla advises her students about the excessive use of cell phones before the exam so they can use their study time positively. She provides study guides and discusses with them any questions they might have.

In a child’s life, exam time can be very overwhelming, but it is very necessary for their development. This season is an excellent opportunity to put into practice the verse that says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)
 

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Benjamin’s Story: Hope and Kindness

In a big world where things can be tough, there’s a little guy named Benjamin. He’s only eight, but he’s got big dreams of being a teacher. His life hasn’t been easy. His mom died when he was just a baby, and his dad isn’t around much. Benjamin lives with his grandpa, who’s doing his best, but times are hard. Benjamin’s grandma is sick, and all the money goes to her medicine.

But Benjamin is special. He’s always thinking about others, praying for his family, especially his grandma. Even though he’s facing tough times, he stays positive and thankful.
 
School isn’t easy for Benjamin either. His dad doesn’t help much, and they don’t have much money. Sometimes, he goes to school without the things he needs, like pencils and notebooks. His backpack is often empty, except for old stuff from his cousin.
 

But then something amazing happened. His teacher, Ms. Yorleny, noticed Benjamin’s struggle and decided to help. In Jubilee we gave him a little school kit with pencils, colors, and notebooks. Benjamin’s teacher saw a big change. He started doing better in school because he had the right tools.

This small act of kindness made a big difference in Benjamin’s life. It showed him that Jesus cared for him and replied to his prayers, it gave him hope for the future.
 
Now, you have a chance to be part of Benjamin’s story. For little more than 1 dollar each day, you can help change his life and the lives of other kids like him. You can make a real connection by sponsoring Benjamin and even meeting him in person on a mission trip.
 
Will you be a part of Benjamin’s journey? Will help bless the Kingdom of God here in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, one child at a time?
 
 
 

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