August 12, 2013
Contact: Water Molinari, KM2 Solutions, 504-9967-4187
Sam Rioux, OYE Adelante Jovenes, 504-9657-3236
KM2 Solutions, Seattle International Foundation and OYE Adelante Jovenes partner to empower at-risk youth in El Progreso, Honduras
San Pedro Sula, Honduras – On August 16, 2013 representatives from businesses, civil society and media will gather for Honduras4OYE, a celebration of the collaboration between OYE, KM2 Solutions and the Seattle International Foundation (SIF) to empower at-risk youth in Honduras by raising awareness and support through public-private partnerships.
The event will highlight the commitment of four major companies operating in Honduras – Cargill, Dermalaser, Altia, and Unitec – to empowering at-risk youth and developing the next generation of leaders in Honduras.
Through Honduras4OYE, these companies raised $3,000 USD in support of OYE’s scholarship program. With matching funds provided by SIF, Honduras4OYE will raise a total of $6,000, providing scholarships to 12 youth in El Progreso, Honduras.
Mauricio Vivero, Executive Director of the Seattle International Foundation will provide the keynote address, followed by remarks from an OYE youth scholar.
WHO: Maria de los Angeles, Executive Director, OYE Adelante Jovenes
Walter Molinari, Media and Marketing Manager, KM2 Solutions
Representatives of Cargill, Dermalaser, Altia, Unitec
Mauricio Vivero, Executive Director, Seattle International Foundation
WHEN: Friday, August 16, 2013 at 15:00 hrs
WHERE: Reczen Building, Altia Business Park, Armenta, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
For more information about the event please visit www.km2solutions.com/honduras4oye
KM² Solutions is a U.S. contact center based in Atlanta with operations in Honduras. Through its CSR Program, KM² Cares, the company is committed to supporting economically impoverished youth of Honduras.
OYE Adelante Jovenes is a community-based, youth-led nonprofit organization working to develop the leadership and capacity of at-risk Honduran youth. OYE’s integrated development approach combines formal education, capacity building, and community engagement to inspire and equip young people with the awareness and skills they need to better their futures.
The Seattle International Foundation (SIF) is working with corporations, foundations, governments and individuals to alleviate poverty in Central America. Since 2008, SIF has invested more than $7 million in organizations working for positive social change throughout the region.