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.
Fundación scholarship students collaborate with the families on pilgrimage to Popoyuapa National Sanctuary, Rivas.
Once again scholarship recipients of Fundación A. Jean Brugger have responded to the request for food, clothing and toiletries to support humble families who go on pilgrimage every year in carts from municipalities in the department of Granada and Carazo to the Sanctuary National de Jesus de Rescate in the department of Rivas. The pilgrimage is made as an act of faith and thanks to Jesus of Rescue.
A member of the committee that sponsors the pilgrims’ carts requested that Fundación Jean Brugger support the families with food, clothing, personal items and school supplies. The Fundación responded positively, involving students in this campaign of personal solidarity and as part of their community service involvement. The Fundación also contributed backpacks of school supplies for children, shirts and some flip flops.
We congratulate and thank the following scholarship students for their collaboration and solidarity with the pilgrim families who will spend 5 days in the National Sanctuary of Jesus of Rescue in Rivas.
They are; Yelany Gabriela Herrera, Casta Margarita Rivera, Maria Fernanda, Veliz, Ana Georgina Carvajal, Brian Argenis Carrillo, Daniela Dangla and Kimbery Sumpul López. Our founder Dona Jean Brugger and her daughter Kathleen Brugger also joined the campaign,
On March 21, the Turner family, Curtis, Tanya and their little son Henry, from Alberta, Canada visited us. With the support of friends and relatives they donated school supplies to our program, including: notebooks, pencils, coloring books, crayons, and rulers.
We wish to thank the Turner family for their willingness to make this donation to the Fundación A. Jean Brugger school supplies program. Thank you for making the space in your luggage to bring these items to benefit children in this school year.
Last March 8, Mrs. Rosemary Quiñonez, who is originally from Nicaragua and currently residing in the United States, visited the Fundación office. She donated school supplies and games that stimulate learning, develop the capacity for analysis and improve the visual memory of children.
Part of this donation was included in the distribution of school supplies to the Nuevo Despertar preschool in the Carlos Hollman Ward of the Municipality of San Juan del Sur.
We want to thank Mrs. Rosemary Quiñonez for her donation to the Fundación A. Jean Brugger’s school supplies program.
This Tuesday, March 7th, school supplies were delivered to 31 children of Nuevo Amanecer preschool in the Carlos Hollman neighborhood in San Juan del Sur.
A special packet was also delivered to the teacher that contained materials to make learning dynamic, and to stimulate children's psychomotor skills among other things.
This was possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Medwid Family of Michigan United States.
The. Fundación A Jean Brugger thanks the Medwid Family for their willingness to support the Fundación’s school supplies program by sharing their time and joy with preschool children.
Each year some of the students in the scholarship program volunteer to help pack school supplies, which are then distributed in rural schools in San Juan del Sur and other municipalities in Rivas.
On this occasion we would like to thank Yelany Herrera, who graduated this year with the career of Tourism and Hotel Management at UPOLI Rivas University, and Denisse Tenorio who is a new member of the scholarship program of Fundación A. Jean Brugger, studying Customs Administration at UCAN Masaya University. We also thank Ana Isabel Rodríguez, who is on the Fundación staff and has been part of the scholarship program for 3 years. This year Ana will graduate with a public accounting degree.
Thank you very much girls for your cooperation.
On February 23, 100 school packages were distributed in schools:
This delivery of school supplies was made possible thanks to the sponsorship of Cannonball Group Nicaragua and the support of August and Clare Adams, Sean and Natalie Kirk, and Beverly Campbell.
We thank them all for their support of the school supplies program promoted by Fundación A. Jean Brugger. We are happy that together we have been able to help the children of these communities that have limited economic resources.
This February 15 Fundación A Jean Brugger held an Ancianos program in honor of St. Valentine’s Day, where our old people enjoyed dancing and competitions such as dances, songs and poetry. Awards were presented to winners, sponsored by Discover Real Estate, El Gato Negro, Staff of Hotel Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa, and Students and Staff of Fundación A. Jean Brugger.
This event was held at the restaurant El Timón. We would especially like to thank Mauricio Granja, restaurant manager, for his support in this social work and also the entire staff of the restaurant for their attention, patience, kindness and excellent service.
We are grateful to the sponsors of this event Mrs. Kathy Knight, and her friends David Spertner, Kamila Barzykowski, Diane Prue, Bonnie Betters Reed, Martha Jackson, Francine & Tom Knapp, Waban Union Church, Jenefer & Barry Rice, Denise Rankin and Bill Kenney.
We thank our student volunteers who supported us in this activity, Kelvin Vargas, Denisse Tenorio, Lisbeth Guzmán, Bryan Carrillo, Charlie Rodriguez, Luis Alberto, and Tania Pereira.
Thanks to all of you for helping to make this event possible that provides a day of joy and recreation to our elders in San Juan del Sur.