Arts & Education

Instituto Oficial Elvira Pineda Madrid del Pital is a four-year campaign to contruct one of the first public high schools in the Cangrejal Valley offering vocational training in carpentry, electricity, metallurgy and computer programming.

Biblioteca & Bibliobandido is a creation of a "living library" (biblioteca in Spanish) in the community which cultivates literacy through a diverse collection of books, active programming, book-making, creative writing workshops, and a mobile library called the bibliobandito.  Bibliobandito is a mobile lending library and book-making station that ambulates around the region on the back of a donkey or via foot extending the scope of the library in El Pital throughout the entire Cangrejal Valley.

ARTE RIO Annual Arts and Cultural Festival is an annual multi-arts festival that introduces global perspectives, honors local traditions and documents regional history using music, poetry, dance, theater, photography, film and other visual arts throughout the Cangrejal's elementary schools.

New Horizons Scholarship Program is a scholarship program for low-income youth from the Cangrejal Valley granting admitted students the opportunity to work for Un Mundo while simultaneously studying a related degree at a public university in La Ceiba.  Throughout the program, students learn to manage and administer existing Un Mundo projects, conduct and compile in-depth community assessments, facilitate their own community to develop and design a new project, gain access and skills to generate necessary project funds and be trained in project management and implementation.  The primary long-term objective for this project is to encourage sustainable development practices on a local and organizational level, by training youth to become leaders within their own communities and Un Mundo.