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Students Helping Honduras Photography Exhibit

March 29, 2011   |   School, Students

Students Helping Honduras Photography Exhibit
Reception - Saturday, 16 April / 6 - 10pm
Land of Tomorrow (LOT) Gallery / 527 E. 3rd St. Lexington

Over spring break, eleven University of Kentucky students (see below) traveled to El Progreso, Honduras as part of the Students Helping Honduras (SSH) UK chapter, a national non-profit. SHH's mission is to build a movement of young leaders to empower orphaned and vulnerable children in Honduras. Upon arrival, the group met with student chapters from NYU and Boston University. Together, they visited a state run orphanage, worked on the construction of a children's home and a rural school building. The group mixed cement, layed block and worked alongside local Hondurans. The week ended with a trip to Tela Beach with several of the families from the surrounding community.  Photographs from the trip will be exhibited at LOT Gallery on Saturday, April 16 from 6 - 10pm.

While great progress was made, SHH is working to raise enough money to finish the construction of five schools in need. All proceeds from the LOT Students Helping Honduras Photography Exhibit will benefit the cause. Support UK's Chapter of SHH here.

The UK SHH Chapter meets Mondays at 8pm in Student Center Room 119.

Trip participants: 
Rebecca Gall (HP)
Michael Haas (Arc)
Veronica Polinedrio (ID)
Madalena Polinedrio
Elizabeth Licis
Kevin Colon
Bethany McClintock
David Vanderhaar Hunter
Sammy Meador
Janelle Hendricks
Tiffany Rogers