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Path of Hope Foundation in the News Again

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Path of Hope Foundation in the News Again

POHF Director Recognized for “Giving Back” | The Path of Hope Foundation’s director, John Mason, was featured on Austin’s Time Warner Cable News earlier this week. Here’s a link to Jess Mitchell’s interview with John during the Giving Back segment on January 7, 2015:
Path of Hope Provides Scholarships for Central American Girls

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POHF Featured in Alumni News

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POHF Featured in Alumni News

POHF Featured in Alumni News | The Path of Hope Foundation and its director, John Mason, were recently featured in Tennessee Tech University’s alumni newsletter, Visions. You can see that article here: TTU grad’s charity educates girls in Honduras.

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Texas Businessman Helps Change Lives and Improve Communities in Honduras

Posted in Educational Issues, Giving Back, Our Program, Real Stories, Third World Challenges

Texas Businessman Helps Change Lives and Improve Communities in Honduras

CIO Provides ‘First World’ Solution to Third World Challenge

What started as a simple dream to help one girl continue her education and fulfill her God-given potential has since grown into a program that is changing the lives of many girls. By providing scholarships and support for girls in developing countries, the POHF allows girls who would otherwise not have such an opportunity continue their education and expand their horizons.

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The First Girl (Part Three)

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The First Girl (Part Three)

The time between my “light bulb moment” and my next visit to Honduras was longer than I wanted. However, I had a chance to really think over the opportunity that was in front of me, and wanted to learn all I could. I also reflected on what I had seen there on the ground.

As I reflected, I realized something. Almost every family I encountered consisted of a woman with multiple children… and no father. Why? Was there something in the culture causing this absence? It all seemed to come back to opportunity—or lack thereof.

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Three Girls

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Three Girls

This morning I went into my home office to work on my normal Path of Hope tasks. Weighing heavy on my heart the fact that we still have girls who do not have sponsors. What could I do today to try and find sponsors? How can I recruit some volunteers to help? How can I magically learn technology skills to make our website work better and why didn’t I major in marketing so that I know how to use social media? Arggg! I feel like I am letting down the girls who need our help.

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The First Girl (Part Two)

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The First Girl (Part Two)

I left Gissela that day on the mountain and couldn’t stop thinking about the experience. Her situation was sad, and I felt pretty helpless to do anything. What if I just left her all the cash I had? Would that be enough? How would I know if she continued going to school?

I started talking that night with a local minister about Gissela’s situation. “This isn’t normal, right? Her family has just fallen on hard times, and she’ll continue school later?”

“No. It is normal.” His reply wasn’t what I was expecting to hear.

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