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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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¡Adiós!

This marks the conclusion of the OYE Social Media Project. The time spent with OYE in Honduras will stay with me forever; the walk through the market every morning on my way to their office, the interns that I worked … Continue reading

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An analysis of social media platforms for NGO visibility

As we near the end of this project, it’s time to look at the stats and see which social media platforms were most effective. The four most effective sources of hits to the site were: Facebook: 37% LinkedIn: 23% Search … 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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on being an “at-risk” youth

  OYE scholar Sandra Fiallos talks about being characterized as an “at-risk” youth in Honduran society.

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Put a cute dog picture on your WordPress blog to drive traffic

There are a lot of things that I miss about El Progreso, Honduras now that I’ve returned to the US…buying bananas by the dozen in the Centro, having a morning fruit licuado http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licuado from the place across the street from the hotel. I … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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