My name is Judy Martin. I am a volunteer and donor with Friends of Honduran Children. I had the lifetime opportunity to join a FoHC brigade in March 2018. I hoped to find a child to sponsor. Our brigade leader told me be patient. One day, in particular, was scorching hot. A little boy in a long sleeve shirt, with shoes far too big for his tiny feet, trundled past me. I was shocked when I found out his actual age. He looked 2 years younger, likely because of malnourishment. His name is Yarin. I stretched out my hand and...Read More
Some of Our Children!
Ricci & sister, Sarahi Cindy Students at Transition House with Anne Morawetz Angie Marcela in 2012 Marcela in 2017!Read More
We are looking to hire a person to run the organization in our office at Westmount Pharmacy. Heather Brammer has moved to a new position at Swish Maintenance. We wish her well! Please contact Lorraine McCallum for more info.Read More
Global Kids Initiative
Friends of Honduran Children’s Education Committee is launching a new initiative called “Global Kids”. This 90-minute educational program, which is designed to help local children learn more about children around the world, will be offered to grade 2 teachers at schools in the Peterborough area. Using our work with children in Honduras as a context, volunteers from the committee will facilitate students’ participation in a variety of experiential activities. Through these activities, students will gain a deeper understanding of what commonalities and differences exist for children around the world. In an age-appropriate way, the session will explore themes including poverty,...Read More
25th Anniversary Celebration Followup
Sunday afternoon, October 14th, over 50 people gathered at McDonnel St. Activity Centre to celebrate FoHC. Jim McCallum spoke about the early days and his work with Sister Maria Rosa. David Cain, past president created a wonderful video of archival footage along with greetings and congratulations from Mae, Churrie and Carolina, (the president of the Board of Sociedad Amigos de los Niños) and the boys from Casa Noble. Honduran student, Ivin Matute spoke about her time in Canada and her studies in Tourism at Fleming College. Her sister, Fany, also in her final year, is studying business. Both girls have...Read More