Hope for Honduran Children Foundation

 

“…people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but
people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

 

Casa Noble Redidents and friends

 

HIGHLIGHTS (to date) of 2019… MIL GRACIAS

Speciai thanks again and ten thousand times again to all our donors for making another extraordinary year possible for so many children. There is no child or teen in our programs who isn’t profoundly grateful to their sponsors. In addition, we are grateful to:

San Juan de Rancho


Michelle Burgess and her team for creating over 500 rainbow beautiful sundresses for every little girl in our five villages. and...

San Juan de Rancho

 

Pauline Pakovalchin for helping us with the donation of 1250 school uniforms!


Judy Pramik and her team for making very lovely and appreciated sundresses!

 

Mary and Joseph Rayborn for the fantastic microscope that is now front and center in the science lab in Santa Lucia.

 

The Rotary Club of Tegucigalpa for their generous donation of books for Casa Noble. Now the boys have no excuse for not expanding their English vocabularies!

 

Suzanne Skees for her second amazing new book My Job 2 in which a chapter is dedicated to one of our family members. Shhhhhh, he doesn’t know about it yet!

 

 

 

Casa Noble Update

As we say so often… A child of H4HC means No gangs, No drugs, and No illegal entry to the US… but rather college graduates with good jobs. Every year life seems to get better and better for the Casa Noble family!

We are thrilled to welcome Jose and Fabricio, two new students to the home.

 

Jose Rodriguez, is brother of graduate, Luis Enrique who is now employed in Tela. Jose is 15 years old and blended into our loving family in about ten minutes. On the team’s final night in February he and Fabricio were the first to stand up and express their gratitude to the volunteers. Jose is a focused student, studying tourism and hotel administration. Of course he is an excellent soccer player!

 

Fabricio Sauceda, brother of Alex, is from our beloved Naguara. He also became an immediate role model in our home. He is an excellent student at the high school and yes, an excellent soccer player.

 

Pedro at workPedro Lopez recently graduated from the University of Catacamas and is now employed by FIDA…the International Federation for Agricultural Development. It is with enormous pride that I acknowledge that we always had complete confidence that Pedro would be an amazing leader in his field.
Felicidades, Pedro!

 

Kevin Zazo (Numero Uno) recently transitioned from Casa Noble and will complete his nursing studies while living in his own apartment in Tegucigalpa. It is difficult to believe that he was that frightened little boy who was too shy to smile. Congratulations, Kevin!

 

Jarvin Aguilar is finally on the mend after breaking his tibia and being confined to bed for several months. Jarvin used the time to learn English, be creative and keep up with his university studies as much as possible.

 

 

TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS


January-February 2019 Humanitarian Trip
January 2019

 

This was a wonderful, amazing, hard-working, joyful experience. Did you hear about Candace? With a broken wrist, broken nose and the most positive attitude, nothing could slow her down!!! We visited Naguara, San Juan del Rancho, Suyatillo, Santa Lucia and Flor Azul bringing much needed supplies – food, high school scholarships, 1250 beautiful new school uniforms, hygiene supplies and much needed school materials. The team engaged the children with amazing activities. At Casa Noble we did a lot of brainstorming with respect to developing a new micro enterprise. The sewing center was busier than ever and I am proud to report that the boys proficiency in English has improved enormously. What a dynamic team – kudos to everyone!

 

 

March 2019 John Carroll University Service TripMarch 2019

 

It’s amazing how much a team of fifteen can accomplish. The rural classrooms were humming with activity and every time we peaked through the door we saw very engaged and super happy children. We visited six villages and delivered lots of supplies. sundressThe best was delivering hundreds of sundresses made by Michelle Burgess’s team – Dresses for Girls and Judy Pramik's sewing group. There really is no way I can describe their joy. For most of these children the dress was the first NEW piece of clothing they had ever received and they were stunned that they were able to “keep them”!

Our Canadian friends, Nancy and “Chanel” aka Cheryl, brought many fantastic donations. Their lessons were so much fun and in addition, they gave lots of clothing and every Casa Noble boy new jeans, shirts, etc. And, what did they give me? Lots and lots and lots of great laughs!

 

New BusinessThe micro enterprise discussions continued each evening at Casa Noble and the sewing center has never been busier! The boys are busy making and selling beautiful cosmetic bags. The cloth and leather bags are all fully lined. The bright colored plaid bags are made from hand loomed Lenca wool. We returned with twelve and sold them in one day…received a reorder and sold those twelve in a single day. The bags make wonderful gifts and sell for $8 …….And everyone should order at least three!

 

 

Make 2019 a most significant year and sponsor a child!!!!!


 

Highlights - 2018 - A Year of Transitions

 

New Casa Noble Director

Carlos Aguilar
We began the year with a most exciting announcement.
Carlos Aguilar (Churri) is the new Director of Casa Noble.


It was a very pleasant and exciting transition for all of us. This is the first of several transitions in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new Casa Noble home in Santa Lucia

Casa Noble 2018

 

The new H4HC Learning Center
Casa Azul

 

In addition to be our local headquarters, the Learning Center will soon house our library and English classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Noreen Macbean Sewing Center

Always humming and now double in size!

Noreen Macbean Sewing Center

 

 

The H4HC Computer Technology Lab
Located in the Santa Lucia High School, our new computer center is a result of a Rotary International grant proposed by the Ohio, Shaker Heights Rotary.

Santa Lucia Highschool Computer Lab

 

New Partnerships with two Honduran Rotary Clubs

Rotary Presentation

 

Rotary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support this Casa Noble Micro Enterprise

glovesmaking gloves

The Casa Noble boys have a new micro enterprise (decorating winter gloves and now they are making cosmetic bags) and ask for your support. The gloves are great Christmas stocking stuffers, gifts for teachers, friends and grandparents. The gift that keeps on giving and keep your fingers warm! Each pair of gloves (child or adult) is $14 (including shipping). The boys hope to purchase new shoes with their earnings!!!
For more information, email Karen at kgodt@h4hc.org or telephone 216-403-1051.

 

 

MAKE 2019 A MOST SIGNIFICANT YEAR
There is no better classroom than the greater world itself and there are no more impactful lessons than immersion into this eye-opening, loving and vibrant culture. We guarantee both a memorable and meaningful journey!

Each of our service trips is solidly based on the principles of service, education, cultural exchange, and reflection. They are designed to provide unique cultural awareness for the volunteers and sustainability for the communities we serve. Immersive volunteer trips where participants interact and engage with people living in impoverished rural communities are unparalleled experiences. We provide food, water, clothing, shelter, education and protection for abused, neglected and forgotten children. Each trip offers a myriad of opportunities:

 

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the H4HC service trips, space is limited making pre-trip registration required.
June 2nd to 9th
Registration deadline March 1, 2019 with non-refundable $100 deposit
 

 

Click below to view Ten joy filled days from our June 2017 trip are best captured in this video production courtesy of Karen Corbitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Humanitarian Service Experience

There is no better classroom than the greater world itself and there are no more impactful lessons than immersion into this eye-opening, loving and vibrant culture. San Juan del Rancho Each of our service trips is solidly based on the principles of service, education, cultural exchange, and reflection. They are designed to provide unique cultural awareness for the volunteers and sustainability for the communities we serve. Immersive volunteer trips where participants interact and engage with people living in impoverished rural communities are unparalleled experiences. We provide food, water, clothing, shelter, education and protection for abused, neglected and forgotten children. Each trip offers a myriad of opportunities:

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the H4HC service trips, space is limited making pre trip registration required.

 

June 2nd to 9th
Registration deadline March 1, 2019 with non-refundable $100 deposit