Gildan and World Vision on Track to Achieving a Decade-Long Partnership
Gildan and World Vision Honduras have signed onto another two-year partnership, effectively locking in what will soon be a decade-long collaborative effort to support communities in Honduras. In this next phase, Gildan has committed USD $175,000 toward a Children’s Education and Transformation program, bringing Gildan’s investment to over USD $600,000 since the partnership began.
“We are extremely excited about this new chapter in our partnership,” says Paola Villanueva, Communications Manager in Honduras. “Over the next two years, Gildan and World Vision Honduras will continue to support and develop the education programs that were launched at the onset of our partnership close to eight years ago. We’ll also be introducing a new initiative aimed at strengthening the skills of students and teachers in order to help them adapt to current needs following the pandemic.”
Paola Villanueva depicted on the left at the closing ceremony of Gildan’s 2018-2019 partnership
The initiative is part of Gildan’s commitment to Creating Stronger Communities by investing in childhood education and offering teachers, parents, and students training opportunities in areas ranging from technology and communications, to environmental conservation and child protection.
“With this new program, our primary goal is to provide teachers with training aimed at helping them better support students in their education process,” she explains. “The program also includes a component focused on child protection, which invites children and their parents to engage on topics related to children’s rights, violence prevention, and gender equality.”
Gildan and World Vision Honduras have already created significant impacts in areas of education across Honduras, and together, the two organizations were able to surpass the targets they had set out at the beginning of their partnership.
To date, more than 147,000 children and 5,000 teachers have been positively
impacted by Gildan and World Vision Honduras’ partnership.
“We are optimistic about what we will accomplish together over the course of the next two years as we put a greater emphasis on supporting education and access to technology,” Villanueva concludes.