Honduras

Asociación Deportiva Juego de Pelota “Pok-Ta-Pok”

The foundations of the Pok-Ta-Pok began in 2009 as a response to lack of organised sports activities and facilities in poor areas of Honduras. The organisation was officially established in 2012 and since then, it has provided a number of sports and educational activities for children and youth from low-income families.

Asociación Deportiva Juego de Pelota “Pok-Ta-Pok” began in 2009 as a response to lack of organised sports activities and facilities in poor areas of Honduras. “Pok-Ta-Pok” is a Mayan word meaning ballgame. The name was chosen to attract attention since the name itself includes a part of Honduran national identity. The organisation was officially established in 2012 and since then, it has provided a number of sports and educational activities for children and youth from low-income families.

Organisation Details

To be updated

Participants

Children and youth from low-income families

Locations

Across Honduras

Homelessness Statistics

60%
Of Honduas' population live in poverty (World Bank, 2018)

17,950

Number of people displaced in 2018 due to natural disasters and violence (Internal Displacement)

Honduras has one of the world’s highest murder rates. There are about 43.6 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, largely due to gangs and drug trafficking (World Bank, 2018). Young males are often pressured to join gangs under the threat of violence, and girls and women face high levels of sexual violence (AP News, 2018).

Honduras is prone to natural disasters and climate change effects; in 2018 17,000 people were displaced by natural disaster (Internal Displacement, World Vision).