Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Label I'm not Fond of

Can we do away with the label "Third-World Country?"  What it really means is that a democratic country's main form of income comes from agriculture.  "Third" sounds really bronze medal-y, like it needs to improve.  Head's up, folks, but the US (and other "First World Countries") don't provide enough food for the people who live there!  Without these third-place countries, y'all would probably start crumbling...or starving.  How about "Agriculturally-Driven Country?"  It's much clearer about one's position without confusing anyone about how "good" a country is.  I think I'm going to use that from now on.

Friday, February 24, 2017

A Logo for EcE!

So, a while back, I was considering a logo for Educacion con Esperanza.  However, because I run on a very tight budget, I considered it to probably not be a possibility for the near future.  Enter Daniel Stone.  Daniel and his daughter Madeline came to stay with me in August 2013.  We went on some wonderful adventures out in Solola.  Christina--Daniel's wife and Madeline's mother--and I have been in contact regularly and we are friends on Facebook.  (Usually I visit their family when I am up visiting my parents.)  Christina saw my logo woes and mentioned them to Daniel who said, "I can do that!"  So, a few months and a couple edits later, Educacion con Esperanza has its official logo!  I'm so excited, and I'm so grateful to Daniel and Christina.
It is not what I had originally pictured in my mind, but it shows the mission of EcE which is "to promote the success of the next generation through a good education and healthy choices."  Again, a big thank you to Daniel for the time and effort he put into this!