One question that we often hear from guests and volunteers is: “Do you recycle?” “Of course we do,” I reply. They then ask where the recycle bins are, and I say, “Don’t worry about that - just throw your cans and plastic bottles in the trash can. The rest will be taken care of." You can [...]
Welcome to the Paramedics for Children podcast! Each episode is a snippet of conversation with Rodger Harrison, our founder. In this episode, he talks about how Paramedics for Children got our start, and what bags of dog food have to do with hurricanes. Enjoy and subscribe!
Welcome to the first Paramedics for Children podcast! Each episode is a snippet of conversation with Rodger Harrison, our founder. In this episode, he discusses his reason for getting the hell out of real estate, becoming a paramedic, and eventually finding his way to Honduras. Enjoy and subscribe!
Our very own Hacienda la Esperanza has just received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. The [...]
It was a beautiful summer morning in Honduras a few years back, and on this glorious day I found myself in a small village about 4 miles east of Copán Ruinas, Honduras. I was on a fact finding mission to look into working with a local school through our school supply program, a project that [...]
Greetings from Sunny Honduras! Well, the new year has started with a bang and Paramedics For Children is bracing for an expected increase of 20% in patients being treated at Clinica La Esperanza for 2016. We have put in effect some new programs that are paying off in terms of doctor-patient relationships, and Dr. Miguel is doing [...]
This year my Christmas wish goes to the poor mountain children of Honduras who need school supplies more than a US politician needs re-election. What? Not world peace? Nope - cause school supplies aid education, which creates world peace. A Holiday Wish versus a Christmas Prayer A holiday wish is the hope that somebody out [...]
Once upon a time the great creator---or perhaps it was just the great coincidence (you decide)---created the heavens and the earth, and with all the dust and other stuff required to do the job, he added two additional ingredients to the cosmic soup that have been with us since the very beginning of time. The [...]
It was Christmas Eve day in Copan Ruinas. I had just gotten up and was having my morning coffee when I heard somebody knocking at the front gate. I slid open the latch and stepped from the house to where I could see the gate. There I saw an old man holding a dirty white [...]
A Different Approach to Volunteering As the years have gone by, I have watched Paramedics For Children change with the times. I noticed early on that some NGOs were either developing infrastructure or bringing in brigades of volunteers. Some do both, and over time these NGOs seem to go in either one direction or the other, [...]