Twelve Elon students and three advisors spent spring break working with street children in El Progresso, Honduras, through Proniño, a non-profit organization. Details...
El Progresso was developed to rehabilitate, educate and reintegrate into society street children with drug addiction in northern Honduras. The Elon volunteers worked tirelessly to paint two classrooms and a mural, plant flowers and foliage, and, most importantly, work directly with the children through structured games, activities, field trips, and informal daily interactions. The trip was organized by Elon students, Jordan Cobb and Maggie Zimmerman, through the Kernodle Center for Service Learning.
There are over 200,000 street children in Honduras, and approximately 150 million around the world. The Elon volunteers not only spent the week working hard, they learned about the issues these children face, and identified ways that they can be a part of the solution to eliminate such a life for children. This is the first international service trip to Honduras.
The trip participants included the following:
Megan Dillon (Advisor)
Patty Suppes (Advisor)
Kathleen Edwards (Advisor)
Maggie Zimmerman (Trip Leader)
Jordan Cobb (Trip Leader)