Help with NGOs?

Hi all

This is a message going out to the world asking for some assistance. What assistance would a great man like you need? I hear you say (I better not start off being too cocky or I’m not going to get anywhere). Well, Pamela said to me the other day that she is thinking of starting an NGO in Honduras which assists young people with, or getting into, education and giving them an opportunity to display their talents. We are still looking at the finer details, as well as some time in the future. Part of it is looking at illiteracy and helping young people build their skills and empower them so they can function in everyday life and make a success of themselves, instead of getting sucked into gangs, street life and drugs. It’s a not a million miles away from some of the projects at Casa Alianza. We could bring out volunteers from other countries or ask ex-students to help in the long-run. But, like I said, we are still thinking of the finer details i.e. target markets, aims of the organisation, the values etc.

I have looked on the net and seen a massive amount of websites about NGOs but it all looks vast and some say different things.

Has anyone out there set up an NGO in Latin America? Furthermore, does anyone know of any good books or reading material to look at? A bit like a NGOs for Dummies book, which just gives a guideline for people to follow.

Just leave you comments at the bottom if you have any advice.

Cheers!

 

About Nicholas Rogers

I am an English journalist/copywriter living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and I have been here since 2011. I originally came to work with Casa Alianza, which supports street kids and vulnerable youths. I then stayed on, after meeting Pamela Cruz Lozano, who calls me her adopted Catracho. I work freelance journalism and I have my own translation business. Why did I come here? For the challenge, to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone. I love literature and I've written a book with street kids. I write novels, short stories and poetry, all of which you will find on this blog, as well as a lot of information about Honduras. View all posts by Nicholas Rogers

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