The Friends United program began in 1987 when three teachers from Independence, Missouri, traveled to Honduras to visit a school whose students had corresponded as pen-pals. The teachers in that small village had little formal training in the skills of teaching. From that visit, a not-for-profit organization that would develop teacher training programs for the teachers of Honduras was born.

Since that humble beginning, Friends United has organized and presented educational workshops for thousands of teachers in Honduras using the expertise of volunteers from the United States. Besides seminars, gifts of supplies, and establishment of teacher resource centers in various parts of the country are part of the program. The teaching methods emphasize the creative use of rudimentary materials which are commonly available in local communities.

Friends United has also established a two week training and observations program courtesy of the public schools in Independence, Missouri, and surrounding school districts as well as those of the Los Fresnos, Texas, school district. These districts welcome Honduran teachers to the United States to learn additional education methods.

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P.O. Box 52
Independence, MO 64051


Phone: (816) 919-1025


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