Southeast High School is proud to have a new student’s activist club, “Humans for Humans” (H4H), which meets Mondays and Fridays in adviser Coach Butler’s room.
H4H is a club designed to reach out to those in need and help make a change in the world. This past March, awareness was raised for poverty when the club conducted a food and clothing drive and everything was donated to the Mt. Carmel organization. H4H’s goal is to “donate the collected items to various local charities and a global charity.”
For example, a recent H4H project was the “Pulsera Project,” a nonprofit organization that supports some Nicaraguan children’s shelters. These young children hand-make vibrant, colorful bracelets that are now being sold at Southeast High School for $5. All profits are being sent back to the organization in Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere (Haiti is the first).
About 80 U.S. schools have started participating in the project within the past year and a half. It is called the “Pulsera Project” because “pulsera” means bracelet. Most of the pulseras come with a tag that says who made it, and pictures of the pulsera artists are available at www.pulseraproject.org.
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Sirah Mora, the president of H4H at Southeast High, has always had the dream of starting a human rights club. Coach Butler had the privilege of starting one through our school’s 21st Century Program.
“I jumped at the chance to join and then became president. It’s something I am truly passionate about and want to pursue in the future, so it has really helped me grow in more aspects than I thought,” Mora said.
Her goal for Humans for Humans is to “unite and inform (others) of what is going on in the world.”
The club does have officers, but she says everyone is free to pursue their own projects. In H4H, each month is dedicated to a human rights issue. To act globally, the club writes letters to Florida state officials and officials around the world. For more information, contact Wendell Butler at (941)-741-3366.
“If you are broad-minded, open and want to be a part of something bigger than yourself, then Humans for Humans is definitely a place you belong,” said Mora.
SAMANTHA HAGA and KENDALL LEGAC
Samantha Haga is a sophomore at Southeast High School
Activities: Newspaper, swim team, knitting club, International Baccalaureate, and The Visual and Performing Arts Academy.
After high school: She would like to be in the medical field.
Kendall Legac is a junior at Southeast High School
Activities: Newspaper class, Wind Ensemble, The Visual and Performing Arts Academy, Humans for Humans and the National Honor Society.
After high school: She would like to become an English teacher.