This just in from Tufts rising senior Marianna Marques:

I am a rising senior here at Tufts working on a project with Tufts faculty members, a nonprofit operating in Honduras, and BUILD Latin America club members to start a nursing school in an underserved area of Honduras. We are currently looking for people to join our team this summer or fall. Could you please forward the description below to your e-list/Education majors?

To address the dramatic lack of medical professionals and inadequate health care system in Honduras, Action for Education is setting up a free nursing school for Honduran students interested in the health professions. As a condition of participation, graduates will commit to working at a health clinic in an underserved region in Honduras for at least two years after graduation. Our goal is to help marginalized Honduran communities develop self-sustaining healthcare systems. If successful, we plan to eventually expand this school to include an MD and a four-year nursing program.

Currently, we are in the process of setting up the school. We hope to fill several positions and are especially interested in finding:

(1 opening) Fundraising Director: lead fundraising team and plan and organize events 

(4 openings) Fundraising Team members: assist in planning and organizing planning fundraisers 

(3 openings) Spanish Translators: Options to be a Spanish to English translator, English to Spanish translator, or both. 

(1 opening) Social Media Team Leader

(1 opening) Social Media Team Member

(1 opening) Grant Research Team 

(2 openings) Grant Writing Team

(1 opening) General Assistant

Note: You can join two teams at most

Time commitment: We require a minimum time commitment of 4 hr/week for 4 months. However, you are welcome to commit to more. You may also split your time commitment between two roles. 

If you are interested and would like more information, please reach Marianna Marques at (617) 671-5399 or marianna.marques@tufts.edu.

For more information about the project, please visit the following link and search for Trinidad School of Nursing:

https://www.action4education.org/