Cirque du Soleil under the Honduran sun

Four employees of Cirque du Soleil made their way to Honduras at the end of August 2010. A hat designer, a costume maker, a financial analyst and a communications specialist—plus two ONE DROP representatives—had the opportunity to experience, first hand, what life is like for Hondurans working with ONE DROP. It was also a chance to share their own skills and knowledge with locals.

During their week-long stay, the group shared the local families’ everyday life, including readying a field for planting in scorching heat. When visiting the Gota magica centre, they hosted workshops on how to make jewellery and bags from leftover fabrics, and coached the centre’s secretary on the uses of Excel and Google. A good time was had by all!

One member wrote that she came home impressed with the scope of the technical and artistic aspects of ONE DROP’s Project Honduras, and how it all springs hope and optimism to a disillusioned people. “The ONE DROP families and youth we visited and worked with were very impressed with delegation members’ commitment and generosity,” says ONE DROP project manager, Tania Vachon, who accompanied the group. “Their visit will be remembered for a long time.”

Learn more about the Access to Safe Water for the Communities of the Dry Tropics of Honduras project.

Published on September 30, 2010


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