September is a month of beginnings for OYE. We begin working on a social media project with Adobe Youth Voices, our art students begin a mural at KM2's office, OYE staff will be presenting its first comprehensive socio-economic investigation of El Progreso, and all of our programs will begin planning for next year.
|KM2 is running this building! Occupying the Lobby and first floor, the third|
floor and the penthouse 14th floor. Check out this article on their growth:
OYE scholars plan #mural for @km2honduras twitter.com/oyehonduras/st…
— OYE Honduras (@oyehonduras) August 25, 2012
OYE staff and students develop and execute a socio-economic study in association with World Vision. After months of research, proposals, drafts, and interviews OYE is concluding its study of community development in the NorthWestern Quadrant of El Progreso. The study analyzes the perceived shortcomings of community development as seen by heads of households. Hosted by World Vision, OYE will be presenting the results of its investigation to a group of interested NGO and community leaders in Tela, Honduras at the end of this month. This is the first time OYE has participated in a research project of this scale. We have done so with the hope that this study and the recommendations born from it will serve as a guide in future development projects initiated by World Vision and fortify the relationship between these our NGOs.
"Not a single head of household interviewed over the age of 52 has achieved a university education."
"94% of the heads of household interviewed view remissions as an important factor in the community. Only 4% believe that remissions are unnecessary."
"79% of the heads of households interviewed have a positive attitude about the possibility of making socio-economic improvements in their community"
Finally, we are entering that magical phase of the year that involves planning. OYE is looking at a strategic expansion of our projects. We always have the goal of self-sustaining projects and this year we will be making some serious infrastructural investments to make those a possibility. This involves technical equipment for both the radio and magazine group. We are looking thinking about mobility for the radio to take their show on the road and record live events. Our magazine is poised to enter a feverish growth phase as we bring the ability to print in-house to OYE. The end result is that large upfront costs will move these programs to the next, more professional level.