The scholarship students in the medical sciences continue their community service through the anti-epidemic campaigns and health fairs the local Health Center is conducting in all of the neighborhoods and communities of San Juan del Sur. Every weekend 2 or 3 students take part in these activities.
The incorporation of scholarship students in this community health work is a product of the previous coordination carried out this year between the Director of the Health Center and the Director of social programs of Fundación A. Jean Brugger.
The medical sciences group has 7 members including students in medicine, nursing and clinical bioanalysis.
Scholarship students from the Fundación A. Jean Brugger in the field of economic sciences have begun a new social initiative with children from the Camilo Ortega neighborhood of San Juan del Sur. The students will teach children and young people the importance of money, saving, and having a career, and how to become entrepreneurs. The goal is to develop smart savings habits at an early age and to cultivate key skills of money management that can be utilized in their own business in the future.
The working sessions with children are conducted in two groups on Thursday and Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at a home in the community. The program is very interactive, creative and dynamic. There is also time for tutoring, help with homework, and refreshments. The financial education themes chosen are appropriate for children and teenagers.
The group responsible for implementing this community service project is composed of 6 scholarship students.
Second Baseball Camp of 2017 with children from the Azul y Blanco School of the El Remanso Community, San Juan del Sur.
July 10 to 14 was the second FAJB Baseball Camp of 2017. 28 children from Azul and Blanco School participated. This camp was special because of the participation of the Smith family from the United States. The family brought 10 duffel bags of baseball equipment donated by members of their Little League team, the Alpine Little League of Menlo Park, California. The equipment included baseballs, bats, gloves, as well as baseball shoes, socks and pants which were given to the 28 participating boys and girls. The Smith children, Jake, Luke, Sam and Micah, also had the opportunity to be part of the camp. They and their mother, Jennifer, all felt very welcomed by the children of San Juan.
In the camp the children were taught about habits and values for their personal development, as well as baseball techniques. The last day of the camp was a friendly baseball game between 2 groups of children. Each child was given a certificate of participation and prizes were given to the 6 best participants on the basis of behavior and participation during the camp. Aftrwards the children happily enjoyed pizza, ice cream, and a piñata.
We thank the Christopher Shatagin Foundation, which is the principal sponsor of the Fundación A Jean Brugger baseball camp, the Smith family, and the coach Alejandro Noguera.
Students in medical and nursing scholarships contribute to the prevention of diseases in the communities of the municipality of San Juan del Sur.
The Fundación’s scholarship students in the medical and nursing careers are participating in the different health campaigns relating to the prevention and care of diseases promoted by the health center of San Juan del Sur.
This Project is a product of the coordination between the Director of Social Programs of Fundación A. Jean Brugger and the Director of the Health Center of San Juan del Sur.
The Fundación scholarship students are required to give back to their communities through the community service program, with a mínimum of 10 hours of service a month.
The group consists of 7 students, including medicine, nursing and clinical bioanalysis. Each month they present a plan of participation of the members in the different activities organized by the Health Center.
On May 15 we celebrated Mother’s Day with the senior citizens at El Timon restaurant. The attendants danced, sang and recited poems, enjoyed a piñata, and had a delicious lunch.
This event was made possible by the generous support of Deborah Cornue and Jane Erickson from the US. Local companies also supported the Fundación A. Jean Brugger’s effort with the sponsorship of basic baskets: Sunset Hotel, Legal Solutions, and Discover Real Estate. Thanks also to Mrs. Jean Brugger and to students of the scholarship program who donated baskets to reward the elderly.
Baskets were awarded to the oldest woman present (97 years), the oldest man (105 years), and the woman with the most children (18 children). In addition, a basket was awarded to the woman who attended this activity since the beginning of the seniors program 15 years ago.
Many thanks once again to Restaurante El Timón for its support, thanks to its staff for the attention and kindness with which they attend our elders, and finally thanks for the surprise dance by the waiters and the restaurant chef.
Thanks to the students who collaborated in this activity: Daniela Dangla, Denisse Tenorio, María José Sánchez, Sharling Rodríguez, Francisco Zeas, Ana Odalys Sánchez and Cristel Mendoza.
Thanks to the people and companies that collaborated to carry out this activity for the elderly of the municipality of San Juan del Sur.
During the week of May 8 to 12, the first Children's Baseball Camp of 2017 was held with children from the María Auxiliadora School. 30 children participated in this camp.
The children were taught about habits and values for their personal development, as well as baseball techniques. On the last day of the camp the children were divided into two teams and they played a friendly baseball game. This was followed by a closing event in which the 5 best participants, chosen on the basis of their behavior and participation during the week, were given gifts. Each child received a certificate of participation, and they all happily enjoyed pizza and ice cream topped off with a piñata.
We thank the sponsors of this children's baseball seminar, the Christopher Shatagin Foundation, and the coach Alejandro Noguera.
On Saturday April 29, 6 scholarship students graduated from the Polytechnic University of Nicaragua UPOLI-Rivas:
On Friday, April 21, the group of scholarship students of the Fundación A. Jean Brugger who are studying Economic Sciences began their 2017 social project: Strengthening basic technical knowledge of administrative management of small businesses. This project will benefit business owners of the Camilo Ortega neighborhood (La Planta) of San Juan del Sur.
In this first meeting, the Director of Programs of the Fundación A. Jean Brugger, Mr. Alvaro Novoa, explained to the participants the purpose of this initiative and a little about the content of this course.
Finally, a refreshment was shared with those attending this initial training meeting.
The training courses will be given on Fridays from 3:00 PM to 4:00 pm.
A scholarship student of Fundación A. Jean Brugger graduated in the career of engineering design and construction.
On April 22 of this year 2017 graduated in the career of engineering in design and construction, the young Kenneth Steven Avendaño Guerrero who studied at the Popular University of Nicaragua (UPONIC) Rivas campus.
The young Avendaño was awarded a scholarship from the Fundación A. Jean Brugger since 2004 when he studied the technical career of a construction master at the National Technological Institute (INTECNA) in the city of Granada, which proudly culminated in 2008. In the year 2011, we continued to support his professional studies of engineering in design and construction at the Popular University of Nicaragua at Rivas headquarters, thus ending his career with professional graduation in 2017.
Fundacion A. Jean Brugger gives the most sincere congratulations to this young professional and his parents. In particular we would like to mention the immense THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to his sponsors of this scholarship, Mr. Dannie Polley and Cesar Paniamogan, who sponsored all these long years of educational development until the end of the professional career of the young Kenneth Avendaño. Thanks Dan and Cesar for believing and trusting in Fundacion A. Jean Brugger. "Provide Education opportunities for human and community development"
"Finally I finished my professional studies thanks to God I am now an engineer and thanks to all who were and trusted in me throughout all these years my whole family are proud of me and of course none of this would have been achieved first God already You (Dan and Cesar) and foundation I can only say thank you I will always be very grateful (¨¨) (Kenneth Avendaño October 2016).
Last Friday, March 31, 2017, 25 packages of washable sanitary napkins were delivered to the rural community of Collado in the municipality of San Juan del Sur. The kits included moisture protection barriers, flannel liners, panties, soap, a zippered plastic bag for wet ítems, and a cloth drawstring bag to carry the kit. These kits were donated by Days for Girls (daysforgirls.org)
The activity was facilitated by 4 of our scholarship students and by the executive director of the Fundación A. Jean Brugger (Vilma Bustos). Prior to giving instructions for the use of the kits, the facilitators provided educational talks about the physiological changes from childhood to adolescence and about personal hygiene, Then they demonstrated the use of the kit and finally the kits were distributed to all of the young women. The activity ended with a piñata and a snack for all participants.
The implementation of this project is thanks to the solidarity and alliance between the Fundación A. Jean Brugger and the "International Days For Girls Foundation", a non-profit NGO whose main objective is to help young women in rural areas have access to safer and better quality feminine hygiene products. The Fundación A. Jean Brugger thanks Heidi Glantzberg (volunteer representative of Day for Girls) for bringing this project to benefit adolescent women in rural communities in San Juan del Sur. We also want to thank the friends and members of Bellaire United Methodist Church, Bellaire Texas, who sewed the kits and donated all the materials.
This activity was coordinated by Kathleen Brugger (Vice-president of the Board of Directors of Fundación A. Jean Brugger) and Alvaro Novoa (Director of Social Programs of the Fundación A. Jean Brugger). We also wish to thank Collado community leader Pedro López for supporting In the selection and invitation of the young women who participated and benefited from this Project. We also thank and congratulate the scholarship students who supported and participated in this activity: Belkys Elieth Guillen, Concepción Membreño, Idalia Jiménez, Ingrid Collado and Daniel Monestel.