IRC Special Projects
From time to time, IRC performs special projects that may fall outside the scope of our main areas of concentration. Some of those projects include tattoo removal services for former gang members, anti-bullying training for school children, water filtration giveaways, clothing store and shoe store services, along with a variety of other programs. While we try to focus on our primary tasks, sometimes the opportunity arises to do something new but needed. Our tattoo removal service is one of those programs that arose out of an obvious need – young men who had been “marked” into a gang, but now wanted the chance to re-enter society. IRC was fortunate to receive laser tattoo removal equipment and began performing tattoo removals for those interested. Take a look below at some of the other projects we have been a part of in the past few years.
IRC was blessed to receive laser tattoo removal equipment due to the generosity of a supporter. We have used that equipment to remove various tattoos and gang symbols from hundreds of young men and even women. Removing tattoos allows them to re-enter society, including finding work and obtaining public services where available.
Water Filtration Systems
While we like to drill for water and provide communities with a fresh water well, sometimes it is more feasible to meet people’s immediate needs by providing water filtration systems. IRC distributed dozens of portable water filtration systems to people livng in rural areas.
Anti-Bullying Education and Training
IRC provided support to Harlyn Ardino and his RAM Anti-Bullying Campaign aimed at reducing bullying incidents in Honduran schools. These training courses were aimed at helping kids recognize bullying when it happens, as well as how to stand up to it and respond accordingly. Honduran schoolchildren are often targeted by gangs who recruit the children and turn them against their fellow classmates. Harlyn Ardino’s program is an effective weapon against those efforts and we are proud to work with him.