SAN PEDRO SULA – During a two-day visit to San Pedro Sula, Ambassador James Nealon met with hundreds of young people making a difference in their communities.
On October 1, the Ambassador presented awards for winners of the sixth annual “Sueño Hondureño” youth entrepreneurship contest. The enthusiastic young entrepreneurs received start-up funding and a year of mentoring to help them launch and operate their businesses.
The funding for this year’s winners came from diverse sources dedicated to supporting young people building a future for themselves in Honduras, including the U.S. Embassy, micro-financing institution ODEF Financiera, and Fundacion Jose Maria Covelo.
The day before, Ambassador Nealon traveled to the Chamelecón sector of San Pedro Sula to inaugurate Central America’s largest youth Outreach Center. The Center, Honduras’ 43rd, will provide opportunities and activities to vulnerable young people in an area where few opportunities exist.
The Center is a prime example of a public-private partnership between the Price Philanthropies Foundation, the Municipality of San Pedro Sula, the U.S. government, and local community members, volunteers, and members of the Vision to the Nations ministry, who donated their personal time to upgrade the building.