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September 23, 2016
​La Conferencia Honduras Sostenible, realizada en Tela, Honduras, fue una excelente forma de mezclar el trabajo con la diversión sana que proporciona la playa.  Durante los tres días, compartimos con otras ONGD, aprendimos sobre las buenas prácticas que realizan otras ONGD en el país, logramos alianzas con algunas. Gracias…
September 12, 2016
Today is Teresa’s first day on the job, and we’re so excited to have her!  Maria Teresa Sanchez has a background of Psychology and great skills with public speaking and workshops.  She will be our new Educational Programs Administrator. Teresa was born and raised in Tegucigalpa. She has always been interested…
August 4, 2016
They say that any publicity is good publicity, and in our case, it certainly has been.  Last night was Chispa Project’s second time on television with Honduras’ Channel 11, and it’s sparked a lot of interest across Honduras for donating books and school supplies.  We’ve also set up a…
July 27, 2016
Chispa Project’s focus is education in rural communities of Honduras. We work hard to make sure that children in these remote areas have access to books. In a rural setting in which school registration drops to 50%, we believe that by helping children with their reading skills we can…
July 27, 2016
In the first days of June, we welcomed the Highlands Church from Denver. For the last few years, they have been coming to Honduras working on a variety of projects. After long layovers and a missed flight or two, the group made it to Tegucigalpa and were eager to…
July 12, 2016
WE’RE FAMOUS! Check out this article about Project Chispa and founder, Sara Burkes, written by blogger Melissa Hickok in her Not-So-Small Business profile series. …
May 18, 2016
Meet our newest team member!  Fernando Javier Morales dove into his new job this week, starting with a 5 am bus ride to Nicaragua for some long days of workshops and observing other book projects.  We are thrilled to have such a dedicated and experienced worker join us as…
March 16, 2016
Margie teaching the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet to 4th graders. Margie Sofia Montoya Vásquez completed 6th grade at Marcala Bilingual School.  As a student, she was an independent thinker and perfectionist in many ways.  As her teacher, at the beginning of year, Margie and I struggled when I pushed her…
February 19, 2016
What better way to volunteer in education than at the Migratory Bird Fair in Catacamas, Olacho?  We spent a brilliant weekend traipsing around after Honduran and U.S. biologists who collaborated in an educational birding event.  The fair took place at the National Agricultural University, where the college students got to both learn and…
January 28, 2016
The kindergarten in El Sauce has been in despair for two decades without relief from the government.  The classroom was without electricity, a functioning bathroom, and a leaky roof.  This week completes the first half of the renovations with a new roof, bathrooms and a sink (pila), a fence,…