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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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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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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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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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Oriel’s story

Oriel Eunice Diaz is a scholar in the Organization for Youth Empowerment/El Progreso, Honduras

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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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Dance to end world hunger!

From El Progreso, Honduras…a few hours ago.   This event is called “Alto al Hambre” or “End Hunger,” and is an initiative begun by the international NGO World Vision (Visión Mundial). World Vision established an office in El Progreso about … Continue reading

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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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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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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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