Who we are
Sustainable Empowerment Leadership Foundation
SELF is an international nonprofit, established in October 2016, based in California, and providing services in rural Honduras. SELF has ongoing community development projects led by Hondurans year-round. We welcome and host many international volunteers, families, students and interns, in both small and large groups, throughout the year. SELF partners with volunteers from many walks of life, as long as they agree to learn from and respect local culture.
You can make a difference
SELF helps hundreds of children and families, and they depend on the generosity of supporters like you. Each and every donation makes a difference.
Through an empowering collaboration with community members, we strive to develop sustainable initiatives for local challenges.
Our vision is to bring sustainability through collaboration, education and leadership development.
We have developed strong local alliances including local government, health centers, police departments, schools, and other local NGOs in order to integrate with community structures already in place. These community alliances allow us to celebrate Honduran ideas and initiatives as the focus of our organizational goals, and promote sustainability of all of our projects. Education is absolutely at the center of everything we do at SELF. All of our projects have integrated educational components to provide sustainability and to empower our local community leaders.
- Respect local culture and customs
- Encourage teamwork and cultural exchange
- Commit to social justice
- Create empowering and equal opportunity
- Be conscious of the community needs
- Emphasize the importance of a rewarding educational experience
- Provide service with excellent quality healthcare
- Partner with local authorities