12 April 2012

Blogtrot: ¡Vamos Honduras! - Youth + Community

My trip to Honduras wasn't to sight see or be a tourist but to live amongst the community.  Asides from helping paint a mural other activities included attending an inauguration of potable water and basic sanitation at a neighboring/remote town called Poza Grande, a women's futbol game, and visiting the local elementary school of Namasigue.  See more in the series of images below.

 Riding through the rocky terrain, crossing small rivers and dirt roads we reached Poza Grande, a remote town who for the first time in 2010 had a complete water system installed that included pipes and flushable toilets for each household.  Children of Namasigue performed a skit to promote clean water and to avoid pollution with a little production called 'Gritos - ¡cero basura!".  The daughter of the Honduran Presient, representatives of Banco de Centro America and the EU, the mayor and councilmen were all in attendance.  It was a humbling experience to see the excitement of the town who received basic sanitation for the first time, something as an American can be taken for granted.

A dentist volunteered her time at the elementary school of Namasigue to educate children on the importance of clean teeth.  

  

Sunday afternoons were set aside for the women's futbol games, a league that my friend Emilie had started, which was great progress for women in the community to differentiate themselves from a machismo society.

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