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Honduras Day 7

Hola amigos!

Today was our last full day here. We spent most of the day in Tela, which is a city located north of El Progreso on the coast. In the morning we went to the Botanical Gardens. The trees were huge! We tried some of the native fruits, which were muy deliciosa! The garden was founded by a man named Wilson Popeneo. The garden is about 17 kilometers, and is very eco friendly and supplies 7 neighboring communities with water.

 

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In in the afternoon we went to the beach. Even though it was raining we still jumped in the ocean and swam for a bit. The water was warm and we wanted to soak up every second of our last day here. At night we went to a restaurant called Las Tejas. We ate traditional Honduran food which of course was amazing! Many of our friends from OYE joined us. After dinner we went to the Hotel Plaza Victoria where we had a goodbye dance party. It was bittersweet.

Tomorrow we are getting breakfast and heading to the airport. This has definitely been an experience of a life time. Thank you Honduras for all the amazing memories.

 

 

 

 

 

Day Four in Honduras!

Today was an amazing day, filled with lots of sun, lots of paint, and delicious foods. Before the team split up, we toured a couple schools in the area near our volunteer site and experienced an environment much different from the way we learn for careers back in Oshkosh. The first school we attended provided student with trades skills, such as electrical, welding, and metal work in general.

  We also explored one of the largest high schools in Honduras, and it was also the only high school with an olympic sized track, and school nurse.

 We had our first bag of water that we bought from the concession on the high school campus.


To end the day we were lucky enough to enjoy a meal prepared by an OYE students mother. We sang and ate merrily through the night and were sent back to the hotel with high spirits and full stomachs. The alternative break group is very greatful for today!!

 (Brian Palma, OYE scholar, blue and white striped shirt)

Honduras Day Three 

Hola amigos, today we went touring the city of El Progeso. Our first stop was at Rocio’s cafe and we all got our coffee fix in. La cafe es muy deliciosa! We saw a beautiful park and the government building. In the center of the park is a large clock, which symbolizes progress (El Progreso, the city of progress).

After touring the city, we listened to a presentation by a Honduran political activist named Hector. The presentation was very eye opening and included lots of information on the history of this beautiful country.

In the afternoon the group broke off into the two smaller groups for the service projects. The first group stayed at the clinic and worked on the mural outside the nutrition center. They also got to play with the kids. The second group went out into a community with the directors and some of the staff at the nutrition center to distribute the donations of tooth brushes and tooth paste, along with medicine for parasites and vitamins. It was quite apparent that there is a huge need for these items, and the experience was again very eye opening.

In the evening, a scholar from OYE and his family made an amazing Honduran meal of beans, eggs with tomatoes, and chicken all wrapped in a tortilla. After dinner, we listened to music and were taught different dances.


Tomorrow we will be visiting the high schools and touring more of the city in the morning, then in the afternoon we will be dividing into the two smaller groups and working on the service projects.

First Day On Project Site!

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Hola Amigos,

Today the team had a long eventful day. We had our first encounters with the nutrition center, the place where we are doing our service projects, and divided up into groups based on two separate tasks. Half of us are going out in the community and providing information and medication to the families who are in need of medical attention. This group working all day buildingimage a trifold and other information to present to the residents of El Progreso, in a colorful and positive way. The other half of our group spent a good amount of time outside, preparing the front of the nutrition center to be painted, by cleaniimageng, sanding, and priming the wall,gate that encloses the center. Everyone is very excited to show our finished product of the mural that we will be helping to create on the front entrance of the nutrition center, but there is still a lot of work to do!image

Along with our first day of service, we met a lot of animal friends, and experienced a cohabitance with dogs and cats in a way we are not used to back at home. We ended our day with a delicious meal at Claudia’s, one of the OYE scholars, and a dip in the pool back at the hotel. All in all, the day was eventful, exhausting, but positive and memorable to say the least!

Honduras Photos 2016 Day 1

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