Schools for the Children of the World

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Basic Information

Address: Ohio Office: Administration 4945 Bradenton Ave Suite B Dublin, Ohio 43017
Phone Number: 970-470-2251
Fax Number: 614-798-8839
Director: Todd DeJong

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Mission Statement:

Schools for the Children of the World is committed to improving educational oppertunity in under developed countries with quality school facilities.

Program History:

In 1996, Dr. William DeJong, CEO of DeJONG Inc. (, went with his then 16 year old son, Todd DeJong, to do service work through the organization Heart to Honduras in a rural village near the organization's Honduran complex. While he was there he recognized the dilapidated condition of the school buildings and the underserved population of rural students. He made the decision to return to the United States and form a team who could return to Honduras to do a more thorough assessment of the facilities in the area he had visited prior.

In 2002 SCW became a Non-profit, 501(c)3 organization in the United States. The organization was founded by William DeJong, CEO of DeJONG and Charles Newman, CEO of Newman Architecture ( To this day, DeJONG has been donating the administrative support to SCW and Newman Architecture the design support. Both Bill and Chuck travel extensively in support of SCW.


SCW has been taking groups of volunteers to Honduras twice a year since its first trip in 1997. These groups are made up of educational planners, architects, engineers, high school and college students, teachers, parents, and any other person who has a desire to improve education in developing countries.

Cost of Honduras Trip
$1500 + $500 [donation request]

The $1500 includes all airfare, lodging, meals, local transportation, and related travel costs. The $500 donation is optional and is to be used toward construction supplies and materials to help offset the cost of projects.

Many of the Honduras trips organized in cooperation with Heart to Honduras. Trip members stay in cabins located the Heart to Honduras complex in Canchias. Breakfasts and dinners are eaten at the complex, while lunch is usually packed for the team by Heart to Honduras and eaten on the job site.

2010 Upcoming Honduras Education Team Trip Dates

February 20-27, 2010
(Register by December 31, 2009)

July 10-17, 2010
(Register by May 15, 2010)

Other possible trips in 2010 (TBD): Peru, Africa

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SCHOOLS FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD (SCW) establishes partnerships with the communities in which we build schools. Our goal is to help local community members design and build a school, empowering them to use the experience to make further improvements to their community and the surrounding region. The community generally provides the land, volunteer labor, local materials, etc.  We provide planning and design assistance, as well as materials and financial support to employ an experienced contractor to lead the project. 

We also partner with other organizations, including governmental entities and nongovernmental organizations that fund and support specific portions of projects that interest them. We are very flexible in how we work with local communities and project partners. For example, if donors want 100 percent of their monies directed toward a specific project, we make that happen.

SCW has grown. There is now a SCW:Canada and a SCW:Honduras.  Each of these are non-profit organizations which operates with its own cash flow and is registered in its respective country. Both facilitate projects on their own as well as in partnership with us.

Our typical cost per classroom for new construction is $25,000. That includes all planning, design, construction, and construction administration costs. This is sometimes a bit more than the average government-built structure because we feel it is important to ensure the building meets certain educational and construction guidelines.

In addition to new schools, SCW still focuses on the renovation of existing schools. We accomplish this through volunteer trips to Honduras in February and July of each year.

CURRENT PROJECTS:  SCW is working on 14 projects in seven countries...

  • We are working to build new schools/classrooms in Honduras, Central America, and Africa.  For example, SCW is facilitating the construction of a small rural school in La Bostia, Honduras for less than 100 students which will cost approximately $60,000 and working with SCW: Canada to replace an existing school serving 1,200 children in Santa Cruz, Honduras which will cost approximately $750,000. We are willing to help wherever there is a need, from single classroom additions to new schools.


  • SCW is working with the Archdiocese of Chicago to assist in the improvement of schools in Nsukka, Nigeria. Our goal is for this project to become a model for public schools in the region. 


  • SCW is working in Aurshia, Tanzania with the construction of a new school.  The first phase of the project is two classrooms and bathrooms for special needs children.  Future phases will hopefully make this a school which serves both regular and special needs students employing more of an inclusion model.