Thursday, March 12, 2009

JMU meets OYE

Our journey began on Saturday, March 7, 2009.  When the twelve of us arrived at San Pedro Airport, we were greeted by OYE staff with our form of transportation for the week ("the terminator"- a 20 year old pick up truck, and "the green monster"- a beat up SUV).  Right away, we knew we were in for a great adventure.  The first day, right after we settled into the OYE volunteer house, we met all 75 scholarship recipients who we fundraised for prior to our trip. Throughout the week we painted murals and visited a nutrition center, several schools, and an orphanage (Hogar Suyapa).  We also played "futbol" against another NGO...and DOMINATED!   On Wednesday, we spent a wonderful day at Punta Sal, a beautiful island only an hour away from El Progresso.  Here are some pictures from our unforgettable endeavor.  

Us playing games with the scholarship recipients.

Visiting the schools.

Our masterpiece in the OYE office. (mural)

Painting a second mural outside.

Learning traditional Honduran dances and sharing a few moves of our own.

"The Terminator"

Getting pumped for our futbol match against a local NGO.

Our group at the beach.

We would like to thank OYE staff and becados for making our trip so memorable!  We had an amazing trip and will miss every one of you. 

-James Madison University

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