Sometimes You Just Have To Do It Yourself
Hi Folks! This is my first ever blog. Don't see the point in it, but everyone tells me I HAVE to have one.... apologies in advance if I bore you to tears. Thank you in advance for even being interested in CFTWF.
I had to go into recovery mode when our web designer bailed on us. I googled "How to build a website for free" and You Tube popped up. You know what? It is not so hard. If I can do it anyone can.
So this is it. This is my first website. It is not fancy schmancy but it gets the job done. It is a work in progress so you will find the Swag (merchandise for sale) and a few other things with the standard "Coming Soon" info. I also plan to add a lot more content as well as google earth maps of each site we visit, rss news feed, pay pal for donations. I also am excited about the Behind The Lens gallery. This will have photographs, writings, videos and other art forms as well the behind the scenes story by artists who also happen to be volunteers for the organizations CFTWF profiles. I am thrilled to showcase Jan Kohler, a local Honduran high school student who volunteered as a translator for Cape CARES in 2009. I look forward to interviewing Jan when I return from Belize or he returns from his European tour.
(Photo courtesy of Dr. Gordon Pettit)
Speaking of Belize, I am headed there on Saturday with Teachers For A Better Belize (TFABB). I am very excited to be going with them on their mission. Unfortunately I am not a teacher so I won't be able to help them with that, but I certainly can help them set up and tear down. BTW this is an organization that has been around for about 14 years. A group of teachers who volunteer to teach local teachers (which I call teaching squared, get it? .. geez I crack myself
up ) successful methods of instruction, they provide books and supplies, construct libraries and schools and a lot of other things which I will get into in the video. Check out their website www.tfabb.org (Photo courtesy of Kathi Dolan)
I am very excited about completing Return To San Marcos. I am honored to partner with Honduran high school student Luigi Breve Mazzoni on this project. The documentary is told from his perspective in his voice. He has volunteered with Cape CARES since 2008. Luigi was very moved by his first volunteer experience and jumped at the chance to participate in Return to San Marcos. He was also featured in the first documentary Road To San Marcos. I am hoping Luigi will be interested in doing future documentaries with CFTWF. He is a natural.
This is my second project for Cape CARES. You can view the first video on the projects page. I have to say... anyone who is interested in volunteering for a humanitarian organization should consider Cape CARES. I cannot say enough about them. I liked working with them so much I plan to go back as a volunteer every year. They trained me to be a dental assistant (kudos to Dr. Pettit and Dr. Theodos) Check out their website and tell them I sent you. www.capecares.org
One more thing...Check out the Facebook page for Caring For The World Films and become a fan. The more fans we have the higher our ranking and the more exposure our profiled organizations receive.
Okay time to pack for my trip! See you next month.