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.
Assisting San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, through education and opportunity