HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS IN ROATAN
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ANIMAL / WILDLIFE & ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION

Adopt an estuary – Vernon Albert
Bay Island Costal Cleanup – Dawn Hyde
Living Water 4 Roatan-­‐ Henry and Frances Zittrower
Roatan Renegade Rescue-­‐ Penny Leigh
Roatan Animal Shelter -­‐ Olivia Munteanu
Roatan Humane Society – Carol Bayne
Roatan Pet Lovers-­‐ Ana Svoboda
The Coral Reef Alliance-­‐ Jenny Myton
The Healthy Reefs Initiative-­‐ Ian Drysdale
The Roatan Marine Park-­‐ Christi Etches

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Island Friends-­‐Roatan Charities-­‐ Nicole Schneider L
ions Club-­‐ Arlie Thompson
Made in Roatan -­‐Bob and Debi Cowan
Roatan Rotary Club-­‐ Mandy Wagner
The Home Kitchen-­‐ Marco Galindo
The Steel Pan Alley School and Band-­‐ Deborah Prieskop
T he Abundant Life Foundation-­‐ Brenda and David Dachner

EDUCATIONAL, CHILD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

Allred Daycare and Learning Center -­‐ Nicole Schneider
Because We Care-­‐ Nidia Webster.
Concert for the Angels-­‐ Helen Murphy
Familias Saludables-­‐ Valerie Nelson
Luis Bogran Public School-­‐ Norma Wood and Larry Morales Reyes Majken
Broby Children's Home-­‐ Lynn Fanelli
Partners in Education on Roatan (PIER)-­‐ Camilla T. O'Brien
Roatan Children's Fund-­‐ Lynn Fanelli
Sand Castle Library-­‐ Camilla T. O'Brien
SOL (School of Life) International Foundation-­‐ Dave Elmore

MEDICAL

Little Friends Foundation-­‐ Collete Hyde
Medicines for Roatan-­‐ Susie Ebanks
Nurse Peggy's Clinica Esperanza-­‐ Peggy Stranges
Oakridge Community Clinic / Health In Sight
Ministry of Roatan-­‐ Anneth Cooper

ANIMAL / WILDLIFE & ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION

Name of Project: Adopt an Estuary
Director name: Vernon Albert
Phone Number: (504) 9954-4554
Email: vernalbert@yahoo.com
Facebook: Adopt an Estuary
Explanation of what the project does:
Adopt and Estuary is a sewer creek conversion project located in Pensecola, Roatan. Amazing results are being achieved with the installation of fresh, brackish, and salt mirco-bays that help process all contaminates before they enter the sea using tidal flux; this creates juvenile marine habitat and revitalizes the entire area. Awarded the 2014 LATA Foundation Environmental Grant.

Name of Project: Bay Island Costal Clean Up
Director name: Dawn Hyde
Phone Number (504) 9503-3684
Email: bayislandscoastalcleanup@gmail.com
Facebook: Bay Island Costal Clean Up
Explanation of what the project does:
We are Citizens of Guanaja, Roatan & Utila coming together to clean up our streets, towns, villages, canals, mangroves and coast lines, And to Educate our kids. Much of the trash on our streets and in our neighborhoods ends up in our waterways, beginning a long, slow march to the ocean.

And this trash, slowly degrading our ocean, impacts the food we eat and the water we drink. Join Bay Islands Coastal Clean Up and pledge to TAKE ON THE TRASH. It’s simple – do what you can by joining us in all cleanups to be schedule, and let's make a Difference

Name of Project: Living Water 4 Roatan
Director name Henry Zittrower
Phone Number (504) 3334-0002
Email: j8kike@yahoo.com
Explanation of what the project does:
LW4R has organized and built a sustainable water system in La Colonia asking for volunteers to teach residents upkeep and maintenance for the system. John 4:10 Also seeking solar panels

Living Water 4 Roatan. Enrique Valdez a local Honduran now runs the daily operation, which is providing a sustainable water system. Also we have a church with full time Pastor who finished Bible College and was a teacher at seminary.

We average around a 100 children weekly that are involved in a AWANA program and mostly teenagers and kids attend weekly Bible study.

Name of Project: Roatan Renegade Rescue
Director name: Penny Leigh
Phone Number: 011-504-3391-1490 * 011-504-2445-5039 * 001-786-269-0819 USA
Email: roatan_renegade_rescue@yahoo.com
Website: www.roatan-renegade-rescue.org
Facebook: R.R.R.
Explanation of what the project does:
Dedicated to rescuing, caring for, and finding homes for the stray, homeless, helpless animals of Roatan. We are grateful for any donations of food, medication, collars, leashes and airline animal kennels. Every donation is immediately used to aid our sick starving animals. We are always in need of volunteers and foster parents. Please check our website and Facebook for our Wish List.

Name of Project: The Coral Reef Alliance
Director name Jenny Mylton
Phone Number (504) 3336-1090
Email: jmyton@coral.org
Website: www.coral.org
Facebook: The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL)
Explanation of what the project does:
Our goal is to empower local communities to protect their coral reef. We provide support for local initiatives such as the Roatan Marine Park and BICA (Bay Islands Conservation Association). In Honduras our work is conducted on the Bay Islands and the North Coast. We are the only international organization working exclusively to save coral reefs. CORAL provides education, tools, and inspiration to help local communities become passionate environmental stewards for the reefs.

Name of Project: The Roatan Marine Park
Director name Christi Etches (Coordinator of Education and Community Development)
Phone Number: (504) 3289-1213
Email: christi.etches@roatanmarinepark.net
Website: www.roatanmarinepark.com
Facebook: Roatan Marine Park
Explanation of what the project does:
The RMP is a grass roots, community-based, non-profit organization that runs a broad range of activities to protect Roatan’s Reef and natural resources. Working with the Honduran Navy, the RMP patrols Roatan's coast preventing illegal fishing activities such as the use of speargus and nets and the capture of sharks, turtles and conch. They also have an extensive island wide marine infrastructure program installing and maintaining moorings, channel markers and swim zones. One of their goals is to educate Roatan's youth through a schools education program and bring the classrooms to the reef. Through active conservation projects, raising public awareness and community empowerment, the RMP strives to protect Roatan's reefs for future generations. To help support our cause, please visit our Eco store in Half Moon Bay where you can purchase RMP merchandise, along with local products such as honey and jams. If you wish to volunteer, please contact us and we will try and accommodate you in any appropriate programs we have at that time.

Name of Project: Roatan Animal Shelter
Director name: Olivia Munteanu
Phone Number: (504) 3345-6118
Email: bayislandscoastalcleanup@gmail.com
Facebook: Roatan Animal Shelter
Webpage: http://www.roatananimalshelter.com/
Explanation of what the project does:
Roatan Animal Shelter rescues animals in need, gives them the proper care and promote their adoption once they are healed with the help of the community.

Name of Project: Roatan Pet Lovers Fundacion
Director name: Edda Borjas – Ana Svoboda
Phone Number: (504) 9939.1321 - (504) 9995.1943
Email: roatanpetlovers@gmail.com
Facebook: Roatan Pet Lovers Fundacion
Explanation of what the project does:
We are Pro-Animals and Their Rights, We promote the Integrity, Dignity, Care, Protection, Welfare and Love for animals. We do not condone the mistreatment, abuse, sale, use of animals for profit particular risk activities, extintion, extreme bondage. We support the Rescue-Education-Adoption and Rescue Shelters facility approved by the respective authorities and to gather the basic conditions, provide care, food, veterinary services and medications that are required to preserve the life of animals. We stand as friends and protectors of Animals at the Community.

Name of Project: Roatan Humane Society
Director name: Carol Bayne
Phone Number: (504) 9821-1192
Email: cheyennecarol24@yahoo.com or roatanhumanesociety@yahoo.com
Website: roatanhumanesociety.net
Facebook: Roatan Humane Society
Explanation of what the project does:
Our primary goal is to help the island's animals by building a clinic/shelter/kennel in Sandy Bay, where groundbreaking has begun, to have a full time veterinarian on Roatan, and to educate the school children on the island about how al animals should be treated, loved and cared for. We also want to find more foster and permanent homes for the stray animals, and we promote the spaying and neutering of all cats and dogs to help end homelessness. And we need more volunteers to aid us in accomplishing all of our goals for the animal community. In Alliance with: Roatan Pet Lovers
Address :Sandy Bay, one house down from Anthony's Key Resort on the east side

COMMUNITY AID & DEVELOPMENT

Name of Project: Abundant Life Foundation
Director name Brenda Dachner, Vice-President
Phone Number (504) 9634-9933
Email: info@abundantlifefoundation.net
Website: http://www.abundantlifefoundation.blogspot.com/
Explanation of what the project does:
Our mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities to believe in themselves by providing resources that help them help themselves. The power of one life changed can transform a community. Projects such as distributing Toms throughout Santa Helena, or teach anyone on the north side of St. Helene how to take plastic trash bags and turn them into products to be sold at Gina's shop at the Roatan cruise ship dock. For more information visit website

Name of Project: Island Friends-Roatan Charities Roatan
Director name Nicole Schneider
Phone Number (504) 9963024
Email: nschneiderb@gmail.com
Website: www.islandfriendsroatan.com
Facebook: Island Friends Roatan
Explanation of what the project does:
Island Friends is a central hub/coordinating point for donations and volunteer efforts. Our goal is to organize, connect and take action on local projects for people in need. We support the efforts for better health, medical facilities, infant and child care, women’s issues, education, ending pediatric aids and caring for those already infected, reef conservation, participation in sports and music, trade and vocational schools, the humane treatment of animals and the opportunities for tutoring and scholarships. Many wish lists found on this site and it is also an ‘umbrella’ that can accept monies, donations and volunteers for many organizations.

We have currently adopted 3 smaller rural government certified projects: “Kindergarten La Rosa”, “Kindergarten Dios, Amor y Educationón” in Los Fuertes and Kinder Juan Sierra Olivera in West End”. These projects were in inhumane conditions and thanks to the help of the community we were able to build a dignified Learning center for each kindergarten. We would be glad to bring donations and volunteers to these sights accompanied by an Island Friends member of staff.

Name of Project: Lions Club
Director name Arlie Thompson
Phone Number (504) 9998-0083
Email: atinsurance@gmail.com
Website: www.lionsclub.org
Explanation of what the project does:
Lions Club hold meetings at 4:30pm Thursdays Main Street Coxen Hole. Because we're local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities we live in. And because we're global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders. Lions Club accepts prescription eyeglasses and then donates them to the Oakridge Community Clinic and powdered milk to the Luis Bogan School.

Name of Project: Made In Roatan
Director name Bob and Debi Cowan
Phone Number (504) 9849-0386
Email: roatanbob@gmail.com
Website: www.made-in-roatan.com www.madeinroatan.blogspot.com
Explanation of what the project does:
"Made in Roatan" run by the Cowans where everything is made right on the island by local artisans. MIR is a non-profit organization where all of the proceeds go to helping needy island families. Wish List: craft supplies, student sponsorships, school supplies, shop and craft making volunteers. See website and blog

Name of Project Rotary Club Roatan
Director name Mandy Wagner
Phone Number (504) 9898-0865
Email: mandy@anthonyskey.com , email@rotaryclubofroatan.com,
Website: www.rotaryclubofroatan.com
Explanation of what the project does:
RCR raises money in support for the local Police and Fire Departments, acquires medicines for Roatan, gives monthly stipends to Roatan Rehabilitation Center, Allred Daycare and Learning Center and The Good Samaritans for their soup kitchen for the elderly and help sponsor Christmas food drives and Christmas Celebrations for the needy children. We also have 23 local needy students on scholarship. See website for donations and to join.

We meet Thursdays at 5:30 PM Conference Room at The Pineapple Grill Pineapple Villas French Harbour .

Name of Project: The Home Kitchen
Director name Marco Galindo
Phone Number: (504) 9991-0707
Explanation of what the project does:
This is a soup kitchen program serving meals in downtown Roatan on weekends at 6am.

Name of Project: The Steel Pan Alley School and Band
Director name: Deborah Prieskop
Phone Number (504) 3298-3448
Email: steelpandeb@gmail.com
Website: www.steelpanalley.com
Explanation of what the project does:
Steel Pan Alley is a one of a kind school/band made available to the children and teenagers of Roatan, with students ranging in age from 9 to 19. The school seeks to provide the children of the island with music and an opportunity to learn and grow in a friendly, cooperative environment. The school offers this to the children of Roatan for free and hopes to instill music as a way for Bay Island teens to make a supplemental income in the future. Ask about observing a music class with the children of the island and experience the steel pans yourself! $30 per person four person minimum.

EDUCATIONAL, CHILD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

Name of Project: Allred Daycare and Learning Center
Director name Nicole Schneider
Phone Number (504) 99630242
Email: nschneiderb@gmail.com
Website: www.allred-daycare.org
Facebook: Allred Daycare and Learning Center
Explanation of what the project does:
Our purpose is to help children of working families learn and thrive, mentally, physically, and emotionally. Our program combines bilingual early education and nurturing childcare, with play, social skills, and a dedication to community. We provide a healthy environment within a comfortable, educationally stimulating facility. We are open 5 days a week, 7:30am until 5:30pm, serving the children breakfast, lunch and snacks. The emphasis is on learning, good nutrition, health, and safe, fun play. Wish List, children’s books, games, school materials, learning DVD’s ages between 2-7. (More on website)

Name of Project: Because We Care
Director name: Nidia Webster
Phone Number: (504) 9771-8028
Email: hnidia66@yahoo.com
Facebook: Roatan Because We Care
Explanation of what the project does:
BWC operates year round helping raise money for Nurse Peggy’s scholarship fund, they do school supply drives to “forgotten schools”, shoe drives, bedding drives, distribute wheel chairs as well as medical, dental and pharmaceutical brigades. They also distribute donations left at the cruise ship dock and have lead the major distribution project of TOMs to all children in need on the island for the past 5 years. They also lead a Christmas, food, and toy drive through out the island every year.

Name of Project: Cattleya
Director name Connie Silvestri
Phone Number (504) 9949-9114
Email: cattleyaroatan@gmail.com
Explanation of what the project does:
Is an Association of Parents and Friends of People with Disabilities. A Private Non Profit, Non Political Organization which focuses on promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities into our society by implementing Programs of Rehabilitation and through Reinforcing their Abilities. Our goal is for each physically and intellectually disabled child to achieve their full intellectual capability and integration as a functioning member of society through guidance and education. Our school is open Monday – Friday.

Name of Project: Familias Saludables:
Director name Valerie Nelson
Phone Number (504) 9535-9857
Email: vlnelson113@yahoo.com
Facebook: Familias Saludables or Charmont Bilingual Academy
Explanation of what the project does:
FS is a non-profit, nondenominational organization dedicated to reducing transmission of HIV/AIDS on Roatan through education, testing, medication, infant formula program as well as improving the lives of children and families living with HIV. We operate a school (Charmont Bilingual Academy) for children affected by AIDS as well as deserving children. Wish list : Baby formula, children and baby clothes, baby bottles, medications( including, but not limited to, painkillers, vitamins, antibiotic ointment, diarrhea treatment, diaper rash ointment, flu medication, eye drops ) school supplies( grades kinder to nine).

Name of Project: Luis Bogran Public School
Director name Tierra Chula
Phone Number (504) 2435-2533 / (504) 3356-9226
Email: normamorales65@yahoo.com
Explanation of what the project does:
This is a school where most of the students come by boat. The school supports 52 students grades one through six. Wish List: an electrician for a day, cereal, padlock, computer, printer...

Name of Project: Majken Broby Children's Home
Director name Lynn Fanelli
Phone Number (925) 932-8625
Email: Lynn@RoatanChildrensHome.com
Website: www.roatanchildrenshome.com
Facebook: Roatan Children’s Fund
Explanation of what the project does:
Since RCF was established some 100 children have benefited from a healthy and safe home environment. Please email before visiting.

Name of Project: Music Festival for the Angels
Director name Helen Murphy / Ana Svoboda
Phone Number (504) 9982-5560 / (504) 9995-1943
Email: hmurphy2005@yahoo.com / roatanislandlover@yahoo.com
Explanation of what the project does:
This group puts on an annual MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR THE ANGELS to raise funds for health and educational charities of Roatan. This year's event will be held on March 12, 2016 at the Meadow at Lawson Rock. Call or email for wish list.

Name of Project: Partners in Education on Roatan (PIER)
Director name: Camilla t. O’Brien
Phone Number: Honduras (504) 9657-9457 USA +1 (315) 216-4128
Email: PartnersInEducationRoatan@yahoo.com
Website: www.PierRoatan.org
Explanation of what the project does:
PIER’s mission is to foster quality public education for the islands in order to prepare students to become contributing members to the island economy. PIER’s 12-member Board of Directors is focused on getting books into the hands of every child, building reading comprehension, improving mathematics skills, and expanding teacher training. This year, PIER’s two bookmobiles visited every public school in Roatan and Santos Guardiola municipalities, loaning over 18,000 Spanish- and English- books to students. Reading specialists visited classrooms daily and read stories to students followed by a hands-on learning activity corresponding to the national standards. PIER and the Department of Education co-chair the Professional Educators Development Team which coordinates teacher training. This year PEDT training included math and reading comprehension workshops attended by 181 teachers. IN addition, PIER operates the Sand Castle Library. PIER’s goal is to continue the bookmobiles, and add math and science outreach programs to the schools. Volunteers, book donations, and art and science supplies are always welcomed. PIER is an Honduras NGO. Donations for PIER can be made in the USA to Brain Spaces, a 501c3 corporation, as prescribed by the IRS.

Name of Project: Roatan Children's Fund
Director name: Lynn Fanelli
Phone Number (925) 932-8625 / (504) 3322- 3624
Email: lynn@roatanchildrensfund.com
Website: www.roatanchildrenfund.com
Facebook: Roatan Childrens Fund The RCF
Explanation of what the project does:

RCF was founded in March 2006 by a group of dedicated Scuba Divers; a non-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes to advance education and provide relief to poor, and underprivileged children living in Roatan. Wish Lists for seven projects are on their website.

Name of Project: Sand Castle Library
Director name: Camilla t. O’Brien
Phone Number (504) 9884-5232
Email: PartnersInEducationRoatan@yahoo.com
Website: www.pierroatan.org
Explanation of what the project does:
Sand Castle Library opened January 2010 under the auspices of Partners in Education on Roatan (PIER) SCL has now morphed into a Community Center where 50+ children and teens spend 2-3 mornings or afternoons each week at the library. All come to read, do homework, participate in workshops, to play games or to just ‘hang out’ in a safe and stimulating environment. Our goal is to provide as many services as possible to attract the kids and their families all with the goal of fostering literacy and community. Wish List: books, school supplies, games, donate time or talent, see website.

Name of Project: SOL (School of Life) International Foundation
Director name: Dave Elmore
Phone Number: (504) 9905-1030
Email: dave_elmore@hotmail.com
Website: www.solroatan.org
Facebook: SOL International Foundation
Explanation of what the project does:
At SOL, through the support of grants, initiatives and fundraisers we are committed to enhancing the standards of education, arts and athletics on Roatan. Sol is capturing the needs of the children by supporting and establishing sports programs, providing scholarships, teaching, mentoring, English and art classes. We accomplish our mission by: establishing community centers that offer extra curricular activities, supporting existing foundations with similar goals, offering programs that support public educational systems supporting and establishing sports programs and providing academic scholarships. teer.

MEDICAL CARE

Name of Project: Clinica Esperanza
Director name: Peggy Stranges
Phone Number: (504) 9885-1044
Email: peggy@clinicaesperanza.org
Website: www.clinicaesperanza.org
Explanation of what the project does:
Clinica Esperanza Clinica Esperanza is a well established not-for-profit clinic on Roatan. Nurse Peggy has realized her dream of building a first class freestanding hospital proud to serve 1,000 patients a month, 60% children, relying on 150+ volunteers a year in a 4,500 sq. foot facility, with an outstanding medical team as well as a new Birthing Center. Nurse Peggy also assists with many other non-profits and is a local inspiration and legend.
Wish Lists: financial aid, medical supplies for infants, youth and adults, medicines; esp. Ibuprofen, Acetaminicin

Name of Project: Little Friends Foundation
Director name Secretary Collette Hyde
Phone Number (504) 9995 - 1987
Email: chyde26@hotmail.com
Website: www.lff.roatancharities.com
Explanation of what the project does:
Since 1997 LFF initiated building clinics in remote and needy part of the island. For the past 5 years they have solely focused on funding the medical needs of men, women and children who are not able to afford treatment. Donations are welcome

Name of Project: Medicines for Roatan
Director name: Susie Ebanks
Phone Number: (504) 9510-6596
Email: psebanks17@gmail.com
Website: www.medicinesforroatan.org
Explanation of what the project does
We are a Honduran registered non-profit foundation), which is dedicated to procuring medicines for the public hospital and centro de salud publicos on the Bay Islands of Roatan. A medicine for Roatan has been operating since 2007, and has donated over $45,000.00 worth of treatments to the Roatan Public Hospital.

The island population is exploding at a rapid rate, and the hospital, which has the only 24 hour emergency unit and is the chief source of patient medication. However there is only enough medicines for one-third of the population; Medicines for Roatan's goal is to provide more wide-spread coverage for life-saving and essential drugs.

Name of Project: Oakridge Community Clinic / Health In Sight Ministry of Roatan Clinic
Director name Anneth Cooper
Phone Number (504) 9923-7192
Email: annethcooper@yahoo.com
Facebook: Health In Sight Ministry of Roatan
Explanation of what the project does:
We began as a medical/surgical eye care mission providing exams, glaucoma treatment and cataract surgery by Dr. Darin K Bowers MD. They soon saw the need for a basic medical care clinic on the eastern end of the island and have hired a general medical doctor (Dr. Augustin Batiz). Dr. Batiz only comes twice a week: Tuesdays and Fridays. They work closely with Clinica Esperanza. Dr. Bowers comes once a year. He performs cataract surgeries during his visits. If anyone needs eye care and cannot afford it please let them know.

Wish List: We appreciate any medications, such as multivitamins, antibiotics, allergy medications, diabetes medications/equipment, and pain medications. There is also a need for eye glasses and sunglasses. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.

Name of Project: Vessels of Mercy Clinic
Director name: Shedna Woods
Phone Number: (504) 2455-7471, (504) 8960-9569
Email: pastordyar@gmail.com
Facebook: Vessels of Mercy Clinic
Explanation of what the project does:
VOM as Christian nonprofit relief and development organization offers solutions to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of families. Through a qualified staff of Medical Doctors and counselors each need is identified and appropriate care is given. Educational programs are offered to encourage healthier habits and living conditions. Community Chaplins serve as first responders and counselors in moments of crisis, comforting families and supporting individuals.