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El Porvenir: At the Outset

By Lauren Moran, HCA Volunteer May-July 2017 I’ve been in El Porvenir, Honduras, for almost a week now, and yet somehow it feels like a month. I settled in to my new home — a volunteer house right on the beach that I currently share with six other volunteers — very quickly, and slowly but […]

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Arriving in El Porvenir

New volunteer Sam Faktorow (USA) shares his initial thoughts on arriving in El Porvenir to work with Honduras Child Alliance. This isn’t my first time abroad. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to have parents who believed in the value of travel and experiencing other cultures. Various life experiences have taken me to far off […]

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Skills for the Future, Skills for El Porvenir

In this day and age, technological literacy is a necessity among almost all societies, third and first world. At Honduras Child Alliance, our international volunteers teach our students the basic technology skills they will need in the future. Some tasks may seem oversimplified to a kid living in the suburbs of New York or London, […]

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We Love LUV – 3D Printing comes to HCA!

Honduras Child Alliance is proud to be a Level Up Village (LUV) global partner! LUV provides STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts & math) enrichment courses that promote design thinking and problem-solving between our students in Honduras and a partner school in the United States. Our HCA volunteers work with the engaging LUV curriculum to deliver […]

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Homesick in Honduras

Goodbye United States, Hola Honduras By Carly Hoecherl (HCA volunteer August 2016 to November 2016) I have officially been living in Honduras for 6 days. Last Sunday, I left everything I know, everything I’m comfortable with, to live a more simple life in Honduras. And let me tell you, I truly did leave everything I’m comfortable with […]

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Study Buddies

Here in El Porvenir, the Honduras Child Alliance has initiated a new program that assists both Hondurans and HCA international volunteers in improving their bilingual abilities. In addition, the program is also geared toward supporting disadvantaged Honduran youths in furthering their education. It’s called ‘Study-Buddies’!   HCA volunteers who are keen to improve their Spanish […]

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Soles4Souls – by Tim Flanagan

Last Friday, we canceled all of our regular classes and worked with a visiting organization to hand out shoes to the children of El Porvenir.  Soles4Souls is a nonprofit enterprise “committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.”  According to their website, they have distributed 26 million pairs of shoes […]

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The Little Things I’ll Forget About Later

By Tim Flanagan (HCA Volunteer / Summer 2016) Every time I travel to a new place, there are little differences that quickly become normal, a part of everyday life.  I’ve been here less than 24 hours, and here are a few things that stood out. • Nepal isn’t the only place with rolling blackouts.  I’ve […]

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A COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER – A DREAM (ALMOST) COME TRUE!

Have you heard? We have found an awesome property that will hopefully become our PEP2 Community Learning Center by the end of September! It’s official! Last week we signed a lease-purchase agreement to buy our very own classroom for the children, teens and adults who live near the pineapple fields. To make this a permanent classroom for the HCA […]

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