A Young Visitor’s Perspective of FoHC

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By Ivin Roxana Medina MatuteIvin arrived in Nuevo Paraiso in 2008. She is presently attending Fleming College thanks to generous sponsors and the support of the College. Thank you! We asked her to write about FoHC from her perspective.Seeing innocent kids on the streets working, begging for money or food, eating junk from the garbage and young adolescents with babies without economic resources to raise their children instead of being at a school studying hard for a better future is a normal day in Honduras.A good education, health care and the basic necessities are what all parents want for their...

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The Brigade Experience

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So many lifelong memories but one stands alone. My 16 year old nephew, Hector, 13 other volunteers and I stood outside the one-room schoolhouse without electricity but with an outhouse perched on a hill. We had arrived in this remote, mountain village after a three-hour drive on roads (?) severely impacted by the heavy rains. One by one, the 32 beautiful children were given a knapsack filled with the essential items our friends and families had generously gathered. Borders disappeared and the sense of a global village emanated.— Judy Blaney, First Time Brigader Brigade members painted at the elementary school...

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Thank You for Your Life-Changing Catalogue Gifts

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In the short time since our Gift Catalogue launched last year, you have given almost $6,000 with your donations. Gifts have ranged from a laptop to vitamins and medicines for the children in the village. Many of you have chosen gifts that will help children in the village or at Reyes Irene continue to learn and prepare for their futures. Food – $15.00 Laptop – $500 Textbooks & Workbooks (1 set) – $25.00 There are choices for every budget and area of interest - food, school supplies, furniture, and even teachers. You won’t need to wrap your gift or worry...

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Feliz Navidad from Nuevo Paraiso

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Jan Carlos is delighted to display the Christmas tree he made to celebrate the holiday. As you read this, the children in Nuevo Paraiso are as excited as children in Canada about Christmas. But what is Christmas like for them? It is a tradition in Honduras to have a new outfit including shoes to wear on Christmas Eve. The staff and Tia’s at Nuevo are busy organizing new clothes for all of the children in the village. We are very grateful to an anonymous Peterborough donor and to the organizers and supporters of the Tree of Dreams at St. Alphonsus...

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Your Support to Scholarships Changes Lives

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Honduran Committee Faced with Difficult Task of Choosing Recipients.Thank you for your gifts to the Education Fund. Last year, your donations helped 17 full-time and 23 part-time students pursue better lives for themselves and their families.Elementary school in Honduras ends at grade 6. The Nuevo Paraiso High School attracts students from outside the children’s village, but the surrounding area is poor and most families find it hard to provide their children with the luxury of a secondary school education. Each fall the committee members review so many letters from promising students that need your assistance.Here are two examples of students...

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