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Project Honduras 2008/2009: Using Song, Games, and Crafts to Teach about the Environment

While in Roatán, the members of the Project Honduras Curriculum Committee implemented an environmental protection curriculum. The curriculum was designed so children could see how their actions impacted the surrounding environment. We decided to teach this particular aspect because Roatán is surrounded by the Mesoamerican coral reef. If residents of La Colonia litter or produce…

Project Honduras 2008/2009: Back from Roatan

The members of GPPI Project Honduras have returned from Roatan with new insight into the island politics and educational structure. While on the island, members of the group focused on three areas: environmental protection, dental health, and water access. Through teaching in the school, meeting with various community leaders and politicians and talking to community…

Project Honduras 2008/2009: Final Stages of Planning

Two weeks from today, GPPI’s Project Honduras will depart for Roatan. To prepare for the trip, the group has collected school and dental supplies from many individuals and organizations, including Highlights for Children Magazine and Dr. David Halpern of Columbia Smiles Family Dentistry. These tools will enable the group to implement the curricula they designed…

Project Honduras 2008/2009: Introduction

Since 2007 GPPI students have been working to develop a sustainable relationship with the residents of Roatán, Honduras. The goal is to bring the expertise of policy students (including those studying education, health, economic development and environmental policy) to the problems of this impoverished island. The initial trip to Roatán in the Spring of 2008…

A Nigerian’s Bittersweet Homecoming

by Kehinde Togun This summer, I visited Nigeria for the first time since moving to the United States at 11 years old. On a personal and developmental level, the experience was amazing. I had not seen my sister and most of my relatives since I left. I relished the time spent reacquainting myself with loved…