Partners in Education - Roatan is committed to fostering quality bilingual education throughout the islands.
THE PROBLEM: The education system is not adequate to ensure that islanders have a place in this new economy. Reading and writing is a must. New skills are required in construction, sales, restaurant and hotel management, power generation, industrial electricity, and tourism services.
Our Changing Island: 1990 Roatan is a sleepy little island that attracts divers and snorkelers looking for a laidback vacation. About 15,000 people live permanently on the island. Their primary language is English. The economy is based on fishing and cottage industries. There are no paved roads. The island electric company is getting started. Telephones are few and far between.
TODAY: The world and the island have discovered each other. Electricity, paved roads, telephones, internet are now standard. Tourism now replaces fishing as the primary economy. Now the second largest cruise ship port in the Americas, Roatan is host to a million passengers annually. Her beautiful reefs draw thousands of divers who now stay at upscale hotels, resorts, and condos. Retirees flock to top-notch gated communities.
Give them a chance! Give them an education!
Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras