Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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
Thank you for all of your support for OYE!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
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.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
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.