Residency Site: Plainfield VT
Eve Horowitz (BA RUP ’82), of Philadelphia, graduated from Goddard in 1982 after studying elementary education and fiber arts. She was initially preparing to become a teacher, but now she is the founder and executive director of a small NGO, the Honduras Child Alliance (HCA), which operates educational enrichment programs in El Porvenir, Atlantida, Honduras.
After Goddard, Eve ended up in a for-profit profession as the management and sales training director for a national company. She went on to study Organization Development and Restorative Practices. Her education and business experience, plus a few trips to Central America combined with a passion for progressive education, is what eventually led to her founding the Honduras Child Alliance (HCA).
HCA is a volunteer-powered NGO, providing free education enrichment programs to children along the Caribbean coast of Honduras. Says Eve,
“Public education in Honduras consists of 30-40 children in a classroom with underqualified teachers who often don’t receive their paychecks and therefore are casual about showing up. In contrast, HCA values experiential and curiosity-based learning, cooperation, and win-win solutions. Our hope is to help the children in our community develop strong critical thinking skills so that they can be part of the solution for the poverty and drug violence that grips their beautiful country. Our programs are free to any child who wishes to attend. We are volunteer-powered and welcome volunteers of all ages and from all over the world.”