Tuesday, March 30, 2010

One day left in the Challenge, help keep OYE in FIRST PLACE!

OYE is participating in the YouthActionNet online fundraising challenge through GlobalGiving. In the past few days Team OYE has made a meteoric rise to first place, raising over $5,000 from over 100 people! Thanks to your generous support, we're still in first place. But there is still ONE DAY and 9 hours hours left in the challenge, and the other teams are hot on our heels. Help keep OYE in first by donating online and telling your friends and family to help out as well! Post it to your Facebook page, your Twitter, call your family, anything you can do will help us maintain our position. A donation of as little as $5 will go a long way to help support these amazing young people in El Progreso. The deadline is tomorrow, March 31st, at midnight! Thank you for all your support!

Donate here: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/oyehonduras/

Follow OYE's progress here: http://www.globalgiving.org/leaderboards/youth-foundation-challenge

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Global Giving: We are almost there.

OYE is in 4th place in the GlobalGiving Challenge!! Help us move into 1st by donating $10 (or more) to OYE before April 1st! We need to raise $2000 from at least 25 people before the deadline, and you can help. A donation of as little as $10 will go a long way in this competition. Please ask your friends and family to help this incredible cause. Copy and paste the link below to donate securely online:


Thank you for all of your support for OYE!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Volunteering in Honduras

I have been volunteering for OYE Honduras now for a little over a month now. I have completely settled into living in EL Progreso and have come to enjoy the life style in Honduras. I quickly adjusted to the heat which is a blessing coming from the snow filled winter of Virginia, and I have come to love the local cuisine. My favorite foods have been baleadas (con queso, fijoles, pollo y aguacate) as well as the fresh pineapple served on the streets. The first weeks of my stay were hectic as I had to quickly adjust to the quick speaking locals and learn how to navigate the streets of Progreso that have no street names. As I slowly I adjusted to life here I began to focus more on my service project and meeting the scholarship students (becados) at OYE. Some highlights of my time here so far have been playing futbol and volleyball with the becados. Sports provided a great way to get to know the students and interact with them despite the language barrier. We played some really good games with the kids at the Canchita (mini soccer field) which prompted a friendly but intense Hondurans vs Americans rivalry.

-Bart McIntosh

Thursday, March 18, 2010

OYE capacitaciones de radio

El pasado domingo 14 de marzo los jóvenes de Oye el Ritmo, recibieron su primera capacitación de Adobe Audition con el objetivo de empezar a desarrollarse en el sonido.

Para esto, contamos con la participación del productor Anthony Campbell, quien amablemente acepto la invitación de llegar hasta las oficinas de OYE para compartir de sus conocimientos y experiencia con los chavos de la radio.

En esta primera fase los becados aprendieron a mezclar, editar, pegar audio, hacer efectos; Así como también tuvieron la oportunidad de tener un concepto más amplio en producción radial y pudieron practicar en vivo.

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Seguiremos informando…

Soy Melissa Quijada, para OYE el Ritmo! Adelante!

Monday, March 1, 2010

It's time to make a difference with IYF Global giving challenge!

How it works:
"This Challenge, taking place between March 1 (12:00:00 EST) and March 31, 2010 (23:59:59 EST), offers participants the opportunity to raise money for the work they do all over the world. The three projects that raise the most money will receive additional financial prizes, provided by the Starbucks Foundation, of $2.000, $1.000, and $500 respectively. In addition, the project with the greatest number of unique donors will be awarded an additional $1.000.
All projects that raise a minimum of $4.000 from at least 50 donors will be invited to remain on GlobalGiving’s site. These projects will be eligible to continue receiving donations from the general public, private and corporate foundations through www.globalgiving.org.
Online donations to projects participating in this Challenge will be accepted through March 31, 2010 until 11:59:59 EST. Checks received by March 30 will be included in the Challenge and will count towards the number of unique donors for each project. Checks received after March 31, 2010 will be applied to the indicated project, but will not count towards the Challenge. Checks should be made payable to the GlobalGiving Foundation and should clearly indicate the project to which the funds should be applied."