Tag Archives: Honduran youth

The $1,000 NGO social media project

the epilogue of a shoestring-budget communications campaign  This past February I started this WordPress blog for the Organization for Youth Empowerment in Honduras. The object of this campaign was two-fold: 1)  to advance the global visibility of this small, but … Continue reading

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Get off your butt and change the world

We are nearing the completion of our campaign to raise the visibility of The Organization for Youth Empowerment. While I was in Honduras doing the field portion, I remembered an editorial about humanitarian work that I read in the UK … Continue reading

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the OYE documentary

This is the story of four extraordinary young women. It’s easy to slip into hyperbole when writing an editorial like this, but “extraordinary” is the appropriate description. Occasionally you come across people who make a lasting impression on you, and … Continue reading

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OYE’s Sandra Fiallos Selected to Represent Honduras at the One Young World Conference in October

OYE scholar Sandra Fiallos has been selected to represent Honduras at the third annual One Young World conference in Pittsburgh from October 18-22. She will be going as a fully sponsored delegate.   http://www.oneyoungworld.com/giveaway/ From One Young World Conference: “The One Young … Continue reading

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Rosa’s story-the director’s cut

Early in our project, we presented the story of Rosa Yorleni Sevilla, an OYE scholar who nearly missed out on attending high school because of her family’s economic circumstances. Hers is truly a story of transformation…going from a life without … Continue reading

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RACE 4 OYE

  Following the success of three marathon runners who sponsored OYE in 2010, a fundraising initiative called RACE 4 OYE has been born. RACE 4 OYE provides an opportunity for athletes to “race” and raise money for OYE’s scholarship program. … Continue reading

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What is OYE?

  We asked OYE scholars to describe what OYE means to them in one word.

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Justin Eldridge Otero, Co-founder of OYE

  Justin gives an overview of OYE’s program.

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HuffPost and Latina Lista run editorials on the OYE social media project

“The Ethics of Storytelling: Documenting Change in Honduran Youth” “Going Global on a Shoestring and a Smartphone”

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Neris’ story

  Education empowers youth in Honduras.

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An interview with Gerald Omar Velasquez, OYE scholar & coordinator of the Arte La Calle program

From El Progreso, Honduras earlier today:   Nineteen year-old Gerald Velasquez’s family didn’t want him to pursue an education, encouraging him to find work instead…but he persisted on his own. Today he is attending  a university in San Pedro Sula, and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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