U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, Lisa Kubiske, Visits Children International to See Success of USAID-Supported Programs and Recognize “Community Heroes”

U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, Lisa Kubiske, Visits Children International to See Success of USAID-Supported Programs and Recognize “Community Heroes”

USAID-Supported Programs Implemented by Children International Help Expand Basic Education and Skills Training for Youth

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The U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, Lisa Kubiske, and USAID staff visit Children International’s Neal Family Community Center. ©2014 Children International

Lisa Kubiske speaks with a girl about all of the things she has learned in the computer lab, thanks to the computer courses given by Children International. ©2014 Children International

A sponsored youth explains her art project to Lisa Kubiske before giving it to her as a gift. ©2014 Children International

Lisa Kubiske watches a puppet show presented by youth in the Jóvenes Saludables program. ©2014 Children International

The Director of Children International-Honduras, Blanca Estela Rodríguez, presents Lisa Kubiske with a plaque to recognize her support in strengthening citizen fellowship and promoting a culture of peace. ©2014 Children International

U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, Lisa Kubiske, along with James Watson, USAID Honduras Director, pose for a photo with award-winning Children International volunteer Elizabeth Arita and her family. Mrs. Arita received an award of recognition in the category of “Volunteer Community Leadership.” ©2014 Children International

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 8:05am

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Kansas City, MO, July 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ - U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, Lisa Kubiske, visited Children International’s Neal Family Community Center in San Pedro Sula to observe the success of USAID-supported programs and recognize outstanding “Community Heroes.”

In Honduras, USAID programs provided by Children International, among many other things, expand the basic education and skills training for at-risk youth and adults. While visiting The Neal Family Community Center, Mrs. Kubiske observed the following USAID-supported programs: A Ganar, a youth workforce development program that utilizes soccer to help at-risk youth develop life skills such as teamwork, communication, discipline and respect; IMPACTOS, a program that equips youth with leadership and entrepreneurship skills for the peace and revitalization of communities at social risk; and Jóvenes Saludables, a program that educates youth on drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and on reproductive and sexual health, including the prevention of sexually transmitted infections and HIV.

Mrs. Kubiske also attended the “Community Heroes” event, where she presented awards to outstanding local volunteers who were celebrated for their efforts in helping facilitate these programs. Among those winning an award was Children International volunteer Elizabeth Arita, who has been a volunteer with Children International for more than 25 years and has volunteered her time to support the IMPACTOS program.

Learn more about how Children International Honors Local Volunteers.

Learn more about Children International’s work in Honduras.

About Children International
Children International prepares children and youth to escape the traps of poverty by supporting their critical needs, building resilience and engaging them in transformative activities. Children International accomplishes this by providing crucial benefits and compassionate care through easily accessible, modern community centers. Children International’s presence, programs and supporters have a positive impact on children, youth, families and communities; provide protection; encourage self-sufficiency; and serve as catalysts for change.

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Brittany Gelbach
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