“The day began with a small presentation for the groups and participants, who would be a part of this day. The presentation worked to connect with the children and adults in the room to raise the environmental awareness and find out their reflections on environmental damage in their communities. “ says Gerson Gonzales, the Partnership Coordinator for Un Mundo, LitWorld’s partner organization in Honduras.
Un Mundo, a well-established, grassroots organization, does diverse work in the local communities and the issue of environmental change and protection has been one of the topics they’ve worked on for some time now. This spring they are hosting a regional story contest in 9 communities to raise awareness of the protection of the land and draw attention to the correct and sustainable management of resources. This story contest, named “Voces de la Madre Tierra” or “Voices of Mother Earth” includes LitClub members writing stories about the environment and why the Earth is important to them. At the end of the contest the winners will be assembled into a book compilation and shared throughout the communities.
However, this environmental programming is only one part of the various and important initiatives led by Un Mundo.
Another incredible mentor training and workshop run by the organization in April focused on informed approach to programs for people with various physical and mental disabilities, as well as disaster management in the situation of a natural disaster in the region, for example a hurricane.
Volunteer mentors learned how to deal with emergency situations in their communities, best practices for evacuations and assistance for people with disabilities with the emphasis on integrity and understanding of these circumstances.
Gerson shares that, “the workshop consisted of practically two parts, a theoretical one in which many misconceptions were clarified, and we discussed how irreverent it tends to be to use them. The second is the practical part in which we understand and put into practice techniques to address people with disabilities the best.'“
LitWorld continues to be astonished and proud of being able to partner with organizations like Un Mundo, that do life changing work around the world! 💫💫💫