With the Cusuna workshop its final year of the three-year program, the Yorito workshops kicking off this today, and ASI-Belaire on the horizon, I sometimes forget about a group of folks already traveling a long way to see what all the fuss is about!
At the AHMEN Community Empowerment Program workshops in Cusuna, most of the community agents training are from nearby. There are, though, a group of seven individuals from La Moskitia who travel every three months to participate in the AHMEN-SIFAT Initiative in Cusuna.
The dedication and perseverence they show by making such an inconvenient journey far from home signals a positive future for both their home communities and Honduras. Knowing that all of the "best and brightest" can't make the regular journey to Cusuna, the group above takes the classroom with them back home. Bridging geographical and educational gaps, the individuals above are exactly the type of folks who will help foster a healthier and more prosperous environment for more Hondurans.
|Wilmington Tejada and Luz Maria Eden have been replicating lessons in water purification in their home communities in La Moskitia|
Not only do the community agents above wish to open their own Community Empwerment workshop in La Moskitia, but AHMEN's La Moskitia volunteers, better known as the "Snake Eaters," have taken a special interest in joining that dream. Dr. Tom Arnold recently recalled a conversation to me he had had with fellow teammates Bruce McFadden and Randy Lee. "As an E.R. physician in the United States, I am basically always available to meet my patients' needs. Since we can't do the same for my patients in Honduras, we have to find and additional solution. It looks like what Byron is doing is that solution."
Won't you consider making the AHMEN-SIFAT Initiative, AHMEN's Community Empowerment Program a sustainable means of collaborating on relief and development all year round? Please contact me today to learn more about the program and how you can begin donating.