Omar Rodas

From Humble Beginnings...


Omar Rodas, is a Honduran citizen who founded BDS in 2014.  His dream of opening a school to provide quality education and give opportunity to those who for many generations had not dreamed of breaking the chain of poverty.  Omar ​​graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras and has his Bachelors Degree in Foreign Languages.

At 6 years old (1993), Omar’s family moved from Tegucigalpa with his 7 brothers and their mother to the project of single mothers known as Nuevo Paraíso and directed by Sister María Rosa Leggol. Nuevo Paraiso gave him and his family a home, a job for his mother, a safe and beautiful neighborhood and many people who cared for them. The most important thing was a kindergarten, an elementary school and a high school, as well as a scholarship to go to college.

In 2006 Omar arrived back at the school where he had attended elementary school in Nuevo Paraíso, requesting a job opportunity as the English instructor for the subject they were beginning to teach. It was difficult year because his knowledge in English was basic, he also did not have the pedagogical knowledge to teach. However, it was that year of interaction with children and the classroom that sparked in him the passion for teaching. He decided to train as teacher to give and do more for those who needed to be educated. It was in this year that this project was originally born, big plans were made and big steps taken to achieve them. The dreams that had formed in the imagination of a big dreamer for many years were becoming a reality and this is how the school came to be called "Big Dreamers”.