06 May 2010

june project: building a future/tegucigalpa, honduras

Time's 'a tickin' as the June 2nd kick-off for The Global Citizen Project grows near. (Insert loud squeal of excitement here.) First stop will be with Building a Future in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and I'll be working with them in a variety of capacities for nearly three weeks. Of course, I'll blog, tweet and post about the experience as much as possible. I also have my Sharpies ready to send postcards to the 25 pledge recipients, which span six countries, and at least six decades. Cool, right?

Here's a sneak peek of where in the world I'll be in June and a little bit about the organization I'm volunteering with. Twenty-seven days until the volunteerting adventures begin!

Where is this? Tegucigalpa is the capital city of Honduras and is also the country's largest city. It is located in a basin surrounded by several mountains, at an elevation of 3,250 ft. According to 2005 estimates, the city of Tegucigalpa has approximately 1.25 million people.

About Building a Future: Building a Future’s (BAF) mission is to transform communities by promoting the educational and social development of underprivileged children in Honduras.

Sundry stuff:  BAF hosts an annual trip to Honduras with Texas A&M University Aggie Men’s Club (AMC). This year’s trip took place in March and the group built a home for a family of four, as well as interacted with children from orphanages and support centers managed by Jorge Mahomar. BAF also distributed over 75 soccer balls and over 100 tee-shirts to deserving children. If you’d like to get a better sense of the work BAF does, take a few minutes to check out this video created by AMC’s Andrew Paton documenting the recent trip (the editing is way cool). Also on this trip, I will find a happy home for the XO Laptop that Foodista.com so generously donated. Thank you again, Barnaby for spreading the worldwide tech/educational love. And thanks again to everyone who played a part in making TGCP happen. It's hard to believe that an idea I conceived just seven short months ago (a) got funded within 90 days, and (b) is actually happening within the next 30 days. It's overwhelming and exciting and I'm humbled every day that I have this opportunity ahead of me to make a difference in so many lives around the world. Thank you.


SUE FRAUSE said...

I'm so excited for you. What a fantastic person they're getting in our Ms. Pfeuffer. I'm uber (insert umlauts) impressed with your tenacity in getting this project rolling. You're almost there, girl! I look forward to reading about your adventures and will try not to feel guilty while enjoying room service at a four-star hotel. Inspiration is your middle name, Charyn. Gratias!

KP Hawaii said...

WOW, didn't know you were starting so soon. Sounds awesome. Can't wait to hear your adventures. Are we on your postcard list? Hope so.

Heading off to Lanai August 8th. I'll post more details on FB.

Congratulations again Charyn. You DONE good!

Raquel from AiresLibre Personal Travel said...

Good luck on your adventure and keep us posted!!! I'm so excited for you!!!