Lourdes passed away on December 9, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones. The Lourdes Fugon Foundation was born to remember that legacy of strength, resistance, altruism and passion for education that she left us. All of us who knew her saw something very special in her, because she saw something special in each one of us. People like Lourdes are an inspiration to many more, and should live and be kept in our hearts for life.
Lourdes Sagrario Fugon Euceda was born on February 14, 1972, originally from El Negrito in the Department of Yoro. She is the fifth daughter in a group of 10 siblings. She lived her childhood in her hometown and moved to the city of Tela, Department of Atlantida in 1989 to continue her studies at the Escuela Normal Mixta del Litoral Atlantico where she obtained her Primary Education Teacher's Degree. She continued her professional training at the Autonomous University of Honduras where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Pedagogy and Educational Sciences. Lourdes made her professional and family life in the city of Tela, where she got married and formed her home from which her three children were born: Cesar, Sofia and Alejandro. She was an exemplary teacher and an excellent professional, standing out in the formation of pre-school children. He served for 28 years in different institutions in Tela: San Antonio Bilingual School, Tornabe Children's Garden and Zenobia Rodas Children's Garden, where he guided and impacted the lives of hundreds of students.
In 2014, Lourdes was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. The diagnosis was not encouraging and at that time she was given six months to live. She, firm to her personality and integrity, began her fight against the disease and inspired hundreds for almost 6 years. Everyone who knew Lourdes knows that she transmitted an unimaginable positivity and strength. Despite her illness, she never lost her smile and carried a heart that did not fit in her chest, always ready to serve others and give lots of love.
The main purpose of the Lourdes Fugon Foundation is to SERVE. Our mission is to maximize the potential of Honduran youth through access to quality secondary education, mentoring, and volunteerism. Our program not only gives low-income youth the opportunity to finish high school, it also provides them with the necessary tools to ensure their success and promotes social responsibility in them.
You can help keep this project and the legacy of Lourdes alive by participating in our volunteer events, supporting our fundraising activities, sharing what we do and donating monetarily to support scholarship sponsorships.