The Secretary of State of the United States, Hillary Clinton, met with five young Honduran natives of Santa Rosa de Copan participating in the program, “Youth Ambassadors 2012”.
The five Hondurans traveled to the USA with other young people of several Central American countries and the Dominican Republic. The youth are to participate in, for a period of three weeks, (6th to the 27th of June), the training program on leadership, business and entrepreneurship. The referral program is sponsored by the State Department and administered by the Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED) of Georgetown University.
This project includes visits to Washington, DC, New York, Texas, Idaho, and Florida, where they will attend classes and visit historic sites, in addition to living with North American families. Students will participate in volunteer work in local communities and perform other activities to deepen their understanding of culture, society and education in the United States.
The youngsters exchanged views with Clinton and then left to continue training. This is the second group of Hondurans who have traveled as part of this program; the former did in January, and are already using their skills for the development of their communities.