Author Archives: Richard Lakin

About Richard Lakin

Richard Lakin is the co-founder of 18 rabbits digital media. Named after the Mayan king (695-738 AD) who supported the arts during his reign in Central America, 18 rabbits digital media promotes social entrepreneurs, international development, educational institutions, NGOs, corporate social responsibility, non-profits, and community outreach projects through a strategic program of multimedia and internet distribution.

update on the social media campaign from Honduras

It’s been just over a week with our location work in El Progreso, Honduras, and we’ve learned a great deal. Immediacy and personal stories get the most response on our blog entries. We try to put posts up within hours, … Continue reading

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grad student volunteers

Grad students from Columbia University signed on for an alternative Spring Break in Honduras to do volunteer work for OYE .

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voices of Honduran youth

From earlier today: “I arrived to OYE last year. I’m in the art program, where I’ve learned how to draw. I’ve learned to work better with others, to fight for everything – for me and for the organization so the … Continue reading

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An OYE profile: Jarly Yanes

“Welcome to Radio Ritmo Online. Our motto is ‘My voice is power.’ This is where it all begins.” Jarly is the oldest daughter of three children who have been raised for the past six years by their mother while their … Continue reading

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Hondurans Speak Out: A Nation’s Reality

The following are answers from a panel discussion in El Progreso, Yoro on March 12, 2012. Please note that these opinions are individual and are not a reflection of the Organization for Youth Empowerment. What is the biggest problem facing … Continue reading

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meet the interns

DeAngela and Amy are 2 students from Mary Baldwin College who are working as interns at OYE for a few months. This video was shot on an iPhone and uploaded on a WordPress mobile app just a few minutes ago. Blog … Continue reading

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making the documentary

Work on the OYE documentary began in earnest today with a shoot at the COPPROME orphanage, just outside of El Progreso. A short film-style video will be a multimedia component of the social media campaign. Pictured here, Graciela, who lives at the orphanage, … Continue reading

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first night in Honduras

dinner with the Yanes family  Just a little while ago we were treated to a home-cooked meal by the Yanes family in El Progreso. Prepared by mom Maria, and the two sisters, Meredith and Yarly, we had baleadas (a thick … Continue reading

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A message from Marisol Fuentes, Director of OYE

Dear Richard and all of the supporters of the 18 Rabbits Project: I am writing to extend our thanks from Honduras as we prepare to work with 18 Rabbits on this fascinating experiment in social media. As a small NGO … Continue reading

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CSRwire Talkback editorial

Today we had an article published ( 325-going-global-on-a-shoestring-and-a-smartphone) about the OYE social media project on CSRwire, the leading source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, reports, events, and information. Submission of editorial content to news sites that relate to your project can increase … Continue reading

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a good first week

our first look at the analytics There was a lot of activity on our blog since we first started to network the link last Sunday. There have been more than 200 people and organizations that started to follow us, including … Continue reading

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a global conversation

In the next few weeks, this site will begin to chronicle and analyze a social media project intended to raise the visibility of a small NGO in Honduras; The Organization for Youth Empowerment. Children in that country will participate in … Continue reading

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