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Mission Statement

BECA exists to provide high quality, affordable bilingual education to the educationally disenfranchised while fostering meaningful cultural exchange.

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Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 2002. What began as an idea born in the homes of several Honduran families has since grown into three community-supported bilingual schools run in partnership with low-income communities in Honduras. Our volunteer-driven bilingual school model creates an environment in which Central American students learn from dedicated volunteer teachers, and those volunteers learn from the community in which they are immersed.

Our model is built on partnership between Hondurans committed to high quality, progressive education and international volunteers interested in a truly meaningful cultural collaboration. We are not so arrogant to think that we North Americans can solve Central America’s problems unilaterally. We alone do not have the answers to the region’s challenges, which is why we hold collaboration with local partners as an article of faith. Only if we work together with respect, honesty, integrity, and equality, do we believe we will accomplish our goal of achieving a sustainable educational and economic transformation.

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