On October 2008 Yasmanth and the project Rhythms of Culture, Children Helping Children was inaugurated. The hosting city was Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Seventy-two underprivileged children participated in this nine day cultural exchange. The participating children who joined Anthony and Yasmine were from Guatemala (Danza Maya Wajshaquib Batz), Honduras (IHNFA Instituto Hondureño de la Niñez y la Familia), and Colombia (Barrio 14 de Febrero de Fundación Batuta). These children shared culture through dance, music, and workshops with the Honduran public. All the participants lived a full cultural exchange by immersing themselves in Honduran culture.
The event was a great success thanks to the support of the local government and various entities in Honduras that made the event possible. Benefitting the most from the performances were disadvantaged children from the streets and markets, as they were able to see children like themselves on a stage making a difference. During the last performance held at the National Theater in Honduras, we were honored to have the Cultural Aggregate of the US Embassy in Honduras give a welcoming speech. All the funds raised during the performances were donated to IHNFA La Pradera to rebuild a much needed recreation center for the children it serves. The center was badly damaged after Hurricane Mitch hit the country in 1998.