EDUCATION AT EBENEZER ACADEMY
Ebenezer Academy is a K-6 Christian school with a bilingual emphasis, staffed by North American and Honduran teachers. It is located on-site and serves the educational needs of all our ministry children, as well as some children from the surrounding community. After 6th grade, ministry children attend a community school to ensure they are receiving their education in Spanish, their first language.
The Academy is certified by the Honduras Government and provides quality instruction in both English and Spanish. Our graduates have been accepted in both local and foreign universities. Nestled in the mountains on the Rancho Ebenezer campus, the Academy provides an ideal learning environment.
Education is one of the greatest challenges of marginalized children in Honduras. Only 60% of the children enrolled in first grade will still be enrolled in 5th grade and the average education career in Honduras ends before the 9th grade. Unemployment runs approximately 60% for those who do not obtain a high school diploma. A sound, Christian education for the children is a gateway to success in society. This excellent education integrates education and Christian values.
Through the bilingual school program of Ebenezer Academy, children are provided with a meaningful education, Bible study and vocational training in coffee horticulture and trade. They are given age-appropriate responsibility and are taught to work together and to dream of a bright future serving others and serving their country. Meaningful ministry and service opportunities further equip children to break the cycle of poverty and abandonment, restoring hope for these future leaders of Honduras.
Our graduates have served their society in schools, Christian ministry and business. Our hope is that through citizenship, productivity and vital relationships, young people who graduate from WGO’s program will set an example of Christian virtue in their homes and communities and influence others for Jesus Christ.
Children who have completed their education at Rancho Ebenezer are able to transition to The Bridge House where they will continue to learn life and job survival skills like personal finances, spending, saving, shopping, cooking, job interview skills and much more. When they graduate from the Bridge House, children are launched into their early adulthood with joy and celebration.