On February 13, 2018 Bryan Argenis Carrillo, who studied medicine at the Autonomous Christian University of Nicaragua (UCAN in the city of León), graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery.
Carrillo is originally from the community of Genizaro, in the municipality of San Juan del Sur. He was awarded a scholarship in 2013 by Fundación A. Jean Brugger and our partner Doctors for Doctors. We wish Bryan the greatest success in his professional career, and anticípate that he will be able to fulfill his dream of serving his community as a medical profesional.
Fundación A. Jean Brugger gives the most sincere CONGRATULATIONS to this young professional and his parents. We especially want to mention our immense THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to the sponsors of this scholarship, the Canadian organization Doctors for Doctors and Nurses for Nurses. We also want to mention the founder of Doctors for Doctors, Andrew Wilson, who was in charge of the management and guarantee of resources so that this student could finish his medical studies. Thank you Andrew Wilson for believing and trusting in Fundación A. Jean Brugger: "Providing educational opportunities for human and community development"
Each year in the month of February, the Fundación A. Jean Brugger organizes a reception for U.S. Board Members, scholarship students and collaborators of the staff of the Fundación.
February 9th, this reception was held in the Restaurant La Canoa of the Hotel Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa. The students presented a summary of the social projects that they carried out in their community and the 6 new scholarship students of 2018 were introduced.
During this activity the students and members of the board of directors were able to converse, and others had the pleasure of meeting their sponsors, there was a space to take pictures and also enjoy an exquisite Nicaraguan buffet called Caballo Bayo.
Fundación A. Jean Brugger gives the "Welcome" to the new six young people who benefited from the Scholarship Program for 2018.
The staff of Fundación A. Jean Brugger and a member of the board of directors together with 6 young people who benefited from the scholarship program, held a welcome meeting on February 9 at the FAJB offices.
The reception meeting was for the purpose of giving them the full induction to our program of Scholarships, commitments, activities and a presentation of the different educational social programs executed and supported by the A. Jean Brugger Foundation presented by the Executive Director Vilma Bustos and the Direct Programs Alvaro Novoa at the end of the activity we share a snack.
1. Diana Arguello, studied Business Administration UNICIT- Managua / Sponsor: Katie Brugger.
2. Joselin Romero, studied UNAN Dentistry - León / Sponsors: Louis and Jean Fiore.
3. Jossette Garbanzo, studies UNICA-Managua Psychology / Sponsor: Kathleen Lannert.
4. Eliezer Mendoza, studied Civil Engineering UNI- Managua / Sponsor: Frank Laski and Nancy Zollers.
5. Kevin Pérez, studied Telecommunications Engineering IES-Managua / Sponsors: Family Foertsch and Katie Brugger.
6. Jorge Ramos, studied Civil Engineering UCC-Managua / Sponsors: Graduated students of Fundación A. Jean Brugger.
We thank the sponsors who are also part of our Foundation family. Thank you for believing and trusting in our work. Thanks to you, we can be part of the professional and human development of young people from San Juan who applied to our program, believing in the valuable work we do to keep our mission alive.
On Saturday, February 3, we presented a Tribute to Jean Brugger to celebrate her 20 years of service in the educational development of young people in our community. The celebration was held at the new public space in the Port of San Juan del Sur.
It was a very emotional event, remembering how Jean Brugger began with the school uniform project, working in collaboration with Mrs. Lilliam Reyes. Little by little the Fundación has grown, adding programs that benefit the inhabitants of this town. Today our programs are:
1. School Supplies Program
2. Scholarship Program
3. Ancianos Program
4. Rural High School Institute
5. Baseball Camp
6. Friends of the Foundation Program
This event was attended by members of the local board of directors, local businessmen, representatives of the American Airlines Cannonball group who have supported the school supplies program for many years, participants in the senior citizens' program, former scholarship students, current students of the scholarship program, parents and family of students that the Fundación has supported, friends of Mrs. Jean Brugger, and many people from the community, all of whom made this moment something special.
During the program, recognition was given in gratitude to Jean for her valuable work, both on the part of the current and former scholarship students, and by many of the attendees who gave words of thanks to Mrs. Jean Brugger.
Nicaragua Mia Folkloric Ballet, directed by Mr. Bruno Pomares, graced the stage with four special dances. We thank Mr. Pomares and each one of the members of this dance group for donating your talents and art to make this event even more memorable.
We would also like to thank the Empresa Portuaria Nacional for allowing us to hold this event in the beautiful space in the new Port complex.
The staff of Fundación A. Jean Brugger thanks all those who attended this special event, and for their expressions of love towards doña Jean Brugger.
We also appreciate the collaboration of the students of the scholarship program who volunteered their time to make this event a success.
On Saturday January 20th, the second meeting of former Fundación A. Jean Brugger Scholarship Students was held at the Royal Ocean Restaurant.
The objective of this event was to strengthen links with the graduates, in order to maintain close communication and coordination of reciprocal benefits between the graduated professionals and Fundación A. Jean Brugger.
During the program, we presented what Fundacion A. Jean Brugger is currently doing to support the educational development of our community. Also, Executive Director Vilma Bustos presented a proposal to the graduates that they support the scholarship program, by collectively sponsoring a student’s university career.
The graduates agreed to contribute financially to a scholarship with great enthusiasm and joy. In addition they voted on which student to support. Finally they all enjoyed a delicious dinner.
Fundación A. Jean Brugger thanks all the graduates who participated in this event for their willingness to contribute so that other young people can also fulfill their dreams of being able to study a university career.
Days for Girls, with women from the communities of San Antonio, Santa Elena and Ceilán in San Juan del Sur.
On Sunday, January 7, 2018, Kathleen Brugger and 5 students from the Fundación A. Jean Brugger, Concepción Membreño, Belkys Guillen, Ingrid Collado, Sumpul Quiche, and Idalia Martínez, visited the communities of San Antonio, Santa Elena and Ceilán. The students shared information about health and the menstrual cycle, and distributed Days for Girls kits to each girl. The kits contain washable sanitary napkins.
Days for Girls is a network of dedicated and passionate people who volunteer to sew the washable and reusable menstrual pads that make up the kits, which contain a supply of pads for a month. The kits are delivered free to young women in the communities. In addition, Days for Girls provides educational materials to educate girls about the changes that take place in the female body during puberty.
Thanks to Chetana Karla Shakti for driving and sharing your knowledge, to Rigoberto Morales Rugama for helping us to organize this meeting. Many thanks also to Heidi Glantzberg for bringing Days for Girls to Nicaragua.
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