Interview with Gabriel

Interview with Gabriel

Gabriel is a 13 year old boy in the second year of our practicante program, where teenagers receive a high school scholarship in exchange for shadowing and helping out each staff member. He is friendly and outgoing, passionate about futbol, and is not afraid to dream big. Through this program, he can have a chance… Continue Reading

My Time Volunteering at Casita Copán

My Time Volunteering at Casita Copán

  Guest Blog Post by Skye Travers My name is Skye Travers and I am a political science student at the University of Georgia. I have volunteered at several organizations throughout my life; but the one I felt most pride in working with is named Casita Copán, located in Copan Ruinas, Honduras. I volunteered there… Continue Reading

Aura of Hope

Aura of Hope

Through dirt roads and untamed weeds, Aura treks down a mountain to get to work in Copán Ruinas. Already, the walk is long, and holding the hand of her three-year-old son, David, doesn’t make it any easier due to his relentless curiosity. Every so often, they take a break for her to carry him. All… Continue Reading

Coffee with Doris

Coffee with Doris

School is out in Honduras until next year. This means it is a very busy time for us at Casita Copán! While it gets hectic, the teaching staff work tirelessly to ensure that the children have days full of activities that will foster their development while also letting them be kids; free playtime is a… Continue Reading

A Wish for Equality in Honduras

A Wish for Equality in Honduras

Recently, a friend asked me: “What do you think is the cure for machismo in your country?” Her, from the USA, asking me, from Honduras. “I don’t know anyone cured yet,” I answered, “not in any country.” Machismo exists on a spectrum: an endless count of attitudes and behaviors that reinforce the notion that men are… Continue Reading

Today We Celebrate Independence, but for Whom?

Today We Celebrate Independence, but for Whom?

En español This month in Honduras, all towns and cities are dressed in white and blue, the colors of our flag. On September 15 we celebrate our various independences: first from Spain, then from Mexico, and finally from the former Federal Republic of Central America. After all this history we can’t help but ask: is Honduras… Continue Reading

10 Palabras que solo tienen sentido en Honduras

10 Palabras que solo tienen sentido en Honduras

Spanglish version at the end Honduras es macizo, y no hablo de su infraestructura. Tenemos miles de palabras que solo entre nosotros entendemos. Inclusive a nivel regional, las diferencias entre el estilo de comunicación, el vocabulario, y la manera de tratar a la gente es muy variada. Somos un país de diversidad: ecológica, social y culinaria, y… Continue Reading

4 Ways to Help Casita if you Can’t Donate

4 Ways to Help Casita if you Can’t Donate

Casita Copán is a huge team effort. While we are a small organization, our squad is made up of 16 staff, 54 children, and our many supporters, sponsors and volunteers. Accounting for everyone that makes Casita’s work possible, our team count is in the hundreds. What if we could double our team? All you would have… Continue Reading

Más Familias, Menos Orfanatos

Más Familias, Menos Orfanatos

¿Cuál es el derecho más fundamental de un niño? ¿Será derecho a tener seguridad alimentaria, o a tener un techo que lo refugie? ¿Será su derecho a la educación? La verdad, que la respuesta es todo lo antedicho. Hay un derecho fundamental que comparten todos los niños, niñas y adolescentes, de acuerdo a la Convención… Continue Reading