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Leading Lady for Literacy in El Pital

Lourdes Ponce, an El Pital resident, believes in literacy access for all individuals, despite their age or capacity. She has been a leading advocator for literacy development in her community for years. She participated in the very first library trainings given by … Continue reading

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Water is Life

In the Cangrejal Region, water is a precious resource, especially in communities like El Pital. While most community members in El Pital have faucets on their properties, the water quantity is often limited and quality is not adequate for drinking. The present … Continue reading

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Integration & Inclusion Successes

Guillermo is one of the original children that formed part of the Cangrejal Special Education and Health Program (CSEHP) back in 2010. Son to a single mother, Guillermo has epilepsy and cerebral palsy, which cause physical disabilities particularly affecting mobility in his … Continue reading

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El Pital High School Nearing Completion

  October 2012 marks five years since the communities of the Cangrejal Valley, Un Mundo, and the Minke Stichting Foundation broke ground for the first public high school in the region, now serving 200 students. The inauguration and completion celebration … Continue reading

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Special Needs Project Obtains Land!

              In 2011, after three years of sending students to a Special Needs school in nearby La Ceiba, the now very organized Association of Special Education and Health in the Cangrejal (formerly the Parents … Continue reading

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Long Live the Midwives

  After many years of investigation, and with the help of Un Mundo, Dar a Luz, and local clinics, the midwives of the region finally have begun working to meet their collective goals. They are organizing through monthly meetings; self-advocating … Continue reading

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WANTED: Bibliobandido!

The Bibliobandido (library bandit), his Biblioburro (library mule), and his troupe of Bibliobandiditos (mini-bandits/assistants) have continued to circulate in the Cangrejal Valley, bringing books and literacy activities to the most remote villages in the area throughout 2012. Local witnesses claim … Continue reading

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What does grassroots organizing look like?

By Alicia Conte, Un Mundo Volunteer “If you give me a fish you have fed me for a day. If you teach me to fish you have fed me until the river is contaminated or the shoreline is seized for … Continue reading

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Making Connections with Water

In 2011, the El Pital Water Board, in collaboration with Un Mundo and the Santa Clara, California, chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) began investigating the quality of local water sources in the area to determine many of the challenges … Continue reading

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Arts & Cultural Project ”ARTE_RIO 2011” Update

The culminating festival for ARTE_RIO 2011 was held on July 3rd, 2011 where over 1000 people attended from all the communities throughout the Cangrejal, La Ceiba, Tegucigalpa and other parts of the country. In addition to the nine elementary schools … Continue reading

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