Monthly Archive for April, 2014

Help Support OYE Scholars!

OYE

OYE is participating in an IndieGOGO scholarship fund to help raise funds for some of our favorite scholars! Throughout our time in Honduras we were able to get to know these scholars on personal levels. They became more than just the scholars of OYE, they became our friends. If you have a few extra dollars to spare, put it towards the fund so you can help their dream of getting an education come through.

Click here to help our Scholars!

Here is some more information about the campaign copied from their page:

WHAT IS OYE?

Founded in 2005, OYE Adelante Jóvenes (Organization for Youth Empowerment) is a small NGO in the city of El Progreso that exists to empower Honduran youth with scarce economic resources to continue their education and become socially conscious leaders of positive change in their communities. We envision a society where Honduran youth are active contributors to the positive development of their country.

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

Every year, OYE provides approximately 70 high school and university scholarships for at-risk youth who not only have a real economic necessity and maintain a respectable GPA, but also demonstrate leadership potential and a strong desire to succeed and overcome adversity.

 

In launching this campaign, we are calling on YOU to help us provide continued scholarship support to four of OYE´s greatest leaders.

 

HEYLI, ERICK, JEFRY and CLAUDIA are among our youth coordinators, those scholars who have dedicated their time and effort to help bring OYE’s five community action programs to new heights. They are dynamic leaders among their peers, provide invaluable support to our staff and serve as ambassadors when OYE hosts international volunteer groups. Each of these students have overcome severe obstacles to their success, from economic hardship to family disintegration. Without the financial support of an OYE scholarship, they would likely be forced to leave school and look for full-time work to contribute to the family income.

 

Please click the link at the top to learn more about the four scholars!

Best Day of Our Lives!

The ASB’er Katie made a music video and in summary slideshow of our trip! This video does an even better job of outlining in depth what had occurred each day. You did such a great job Katie! Enjoy:

 

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We’ll Met Again Someday, Guatemala

The morning of March 29th we all woke up packed and ready to go. We ate our last Amalia made breakfast of pineapple pancakes. Our favorite. And we did so with bittersweet feelings in our hearts. All loving the culture and wanting to stay in it while also looking forward to being home again. The best we can do from here is keep what we’ve learned and experienced close to us. We said our farewell to Jane, our fabulous and wonderful hostess! Then off to the airport.

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Thanks for reading and keeping along with us. Also thank you for putting up with all my iPod spelling errors. Mostly, thank you all for your support. This trip was incredible and wouldn’t have been possible without all the love, care and support we had behind us. We are really taking so much away from this trip. We’re all changed because of it whether it’s learning to appreciate the little things in our lives, simplifying what we make complicated, supporting others, or never being afraid to give or receive help of any kind. I hope by following along, we’ve been able to pass some of these things along to you.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Nikki

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