Today, on the second of the 16 Days of Activism, we celebrate the inspirational achievements of Antonia McGrath, another long-time Shiloh Project supporter. Antonia has featured as one of our activists in 2018, as well as in our Covid-19 lockdown series.
Antonia is co-founder of a community-based and -run non-profit organisation called educate., which is centred in Honduras. Honduras is a beautiful and dynamic place, but it is also blighted by poverty and by gender-based violence. Shockingly, every 23 hours a woman in Honduras violently loses her life.
educate. works towards fulfilment of human potential in Honduras, by empowering children and youth. This is driven, above all, through community-run initiatives focused on education: such as the creation of libraries and the provision of scholarships.
In 2020, Antonia was honoured for her work with educate. with an Erasmus + International Volunteer Youth Award. This month, she travelled to Yerevan in Armenia to receive her award and give a public lecture. Congratulations, Antonia, on a much-deserved award!
If you are inspired and can support educate., an award-winning, internationally recognised, youth-run organisation working in Honduras, please consider donating (see here).
(Thank you to educate. for letting us use your images.)