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,
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