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Friday, May 8, 2015

ASI-Jutiapa Spring 2015: Life Stories 4-6


Why do I love AHMEN's CommunityEmpowerment Program? I love and wish to see it funded sustainably because it demonstrates the importance of education for education's sake. I also like it because Byron Morales sets up the program so that his community agents learn through interactive learning games. He doesn't follow a “sit and get” instructional model; ASI helps its agents gain practical skills by practicing those skills!

Practicing the skills necessary to act quickly and appropriately is central to the ASI curriculum



Do you have skills you would like to share with ASI workshops? Would you like to lead a supplemental workshop in Jutiapa, Cusuana, Yorito, or Raista? Contact me today to learn how! However, what we need to keep the regular workshops going is sustainable funding. Donate to and share our crowdfunding page now!



Together, we are the difference.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

ASI-Jutiapa Spring 2015: Life Stories 1-3

It is difficult to fundraise for AHMEN's Community Empowerment Program. I think when I talk to be about our program their responses are all very positive, but I don't think they see a reason to fund it. I have often wondered why this is. Is it because we are raising money for education – and abstract concept – and not for a particular person's livelihood? If so, I can't imagine anyone reading the life stories below and not saying to themselves “I am going to donate to make sure this person may continue going to school!”

The following reports were prepared by Dr. Byron Morales at the most-recent ASI-Jutiapa workshop:


1. Carmen Giron is the new coordinator named by the Mayor's Office. She is doing the best job finding the logistic support from the Municipality to cover materials and meals for the workshop.




2. Yulian from the Los Laureles jewelry school attended and mobilized three more women from this program into action!



3. Gaby Munguia, one the youths attending the program organizes group dynamics and role-play scenarios to keep the Agents alert! She is part of the Youths Network Program organized by the Municipality.



Education is so difficult to acces for school children around Honduras. Imagine how difficult it is for adults to access continuing education! Donate to fund ongoing sustainable health education workshops across Honduras. You can build the leadership and social capital of communities very much in need of your help. Join us.



Together, we are the difference.

Monday, May 4, 2015

ASI-Jutiapa Spring 2015 Report: Development Begins With Knowing You Are Worth Developing!

To fund the project discussed below, visit the ASI fundraising site now!

Like the most-recent Yorito ASI workshop, the Spring Jutiapa workshop had to be divided into two groups. Sense the topic of study was self-esteem development, the individuality of each community agent had to be taken into consideration. Continuing education is the most important gift we can share with our friends in Honduras, but they also still have to make a living. The coffee harvest prevented many from attending the Spring workshop, but ASI Director Byron Morales understands “por que.” He, therefore, planned a “regular workshop” for those who could and a “raincheck” workshop for those who couldn't make it. Here is his report for ASI-Jutiapa Spring 2015.

Byron Morales understands the difference!



REPORT DATE/FECHA DEL REPORTE: April 17, 2015

ACTIVITY/ACTIVIDAD: Community Agents Workshop

ACTIVITY DATE/FECHA DE LA ACTIVIDAD: March 27-28, 2015

CITY/COMMUNITY-CIUDAD/COMUNIDAD: Jutiapa, Atl├íntida  - HONDURAS CA

PURPOSE/PROPOSITO DE LA ACTIVIDAD: ASI Workshop: Self-esteem and Identity

N. OF ATTENDANTS/NUMERO DE ASISTENTES: 24

REPORT PRESENTED BY/REPORTE PRESENTADO POR: Byron Morales

GOALS ACHIEVEMENT/OBJETIVOS ALCANZADOS:

1. 24 Agents were trained on Self-esteem development

2.  The agents began a process to increase their self-esteem

3.  The therapeutic dynamics help the agents in a catharsis to analyze and heal the effects

of mistreatment when they were children.

AGREEMENTS/ACUERDOS LOGRADOS:

1. To practice permanently process of understanding and accepting the self.

2. To work in constructing a new self-image while serving the communities and

modeling the self-esteem

3. To conclude the Intermedium Level during 2015

4. To request the Municipality support for the next workshop

DIFFICULTIES/LIMITATIONS/NEEDS-DIFICULTADES/LIMITACIONES/NECESIDADES:

1. Around 20 Agents could not attend because of the coffee harvest

2. Five of them are youths who were involved in a concentration to claim for youths

OPPORTUNITIES/RECOMMENDATIONS-OPORTUNIDADES/RECOMENDACIONES:

1. To find a cooperation way with the Municipality Youths Network for the

Children and Youth’s Rights. (Commented in the annexed picture)

2. To coordinate actions with the Human Development Center NGO about youths

and women’s organization. (Commented in the annexed picture)

LIFE STORIES/HISTORIAS DE VIDA: Coming this Wednesday!!

Poverty, abuse, violence, disease, and corruption damage a person's self-perception. The beauty of ASI is that it brings educational development to community agents where they are in life. Some agents can see the advantages of the education they are receiving; others cannot see beyond the years they have spent walking in circles for governments and landowners who won't treat them fairly. Byron Morales works with both and everyone in between on their level. Please join me in supporting and sharing his efforts!




Together, we are the difference.