Nicaragua has been mired in a serious socio-political crisis since mid-April. Universities throughout Nicaragua have suspended classes for the welfare and safety of students. Our scholarship students have been affected by the suspension of classes for almost five months.
Given this current reality and in order to take advantage of this free time of our scholarship students, Fundación A. Jean Brugger has created special programs to complement their educational development. One of the special programs is an intensive English course, which started on July 23. The English clases are taking place at the bilingual school Escuela Adelante. 25 students, both active scholarship students and professional graduates of Fundación A. Jean Brugger, are enrolled.
The classes take place twice a week, for two hours each day. The students are divided into 2 groups: beginner level (Monday and Wednesday 2:00-4:00 PM) and intermediate level (Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-5:30 PM). Our students are very excited because they know the value of speaking English in their future professional careers.
Fundación A. Jean Brugger thanks each of the donors who have supported this educational initiative. We would also like to thank Escuela Adelante for collaborating with us by providing a special discounted rate that has made these classes possible.
Scholarship students of the Fundación A. Jean Brugger in Tourism and International Trade have begun their community service project teaching English to children in the Nuevo Amanecer neighborhood. The classes take place on Sundays from 10 am to 11:30 a.m, and 30 children attend. Oral hygiene talks will also be given with the goal that the children will acquire good habits. The talks will cover the most important aspects about dental hygiene such as: the proper habits of dental hygiene, the characteristics of the teeth, brushing technique, materials that we use for dental hygiene, the consequences of a lack of dental hygiene etc. There will also be talks on human trafficking in order to inform children about this problem and contribute to the prevention of this crime
On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, the senior citizens of the San Juan del Sur area enjoyed a special day thanks to the Fundación A. Jean Brugger. In this event the elders danced a lot, sang, and won prizes in contests. Baskets with food and basic supplies were also given to 3 elderly women chosen for their economic need. The staff of El Timon served a delicious lunch.
This event took place thanks to the support of Deborah Cornue and Jane Erickson, who have sponsored this activity for three years. Fundación A. Jean Brugger also thanks the owners of El Timón Restaurant and its staff for their co-patronage.
The staff of El Timon always offers a warm reception and gives special attention to the elderly. The seniors commented that they felt very well received and cared for, and were thankful to the waiters for the presentation of the special dance. We thank the company Soluciones Jurídicas, who has supported us on several occasions sponsoring one of the prizes for the competitions.
We also appreciate the collaboration of the students of the Fundación A. Jean Brugger scholarship program, who contributed food items, household supplies, and personal hygiene items for the preparation of the gift baskets. We want to thank the following students for their participation and support in this activity: Ingrid Obando, Ana Odalys Sanchez, Lilieth Jimenez, Maria Jose Sanchez, Karina Chavez, Denisse Tenorio, Ingrid Pérez, Lismadiela Baez, and Joselin Romero.
Students in systems engineering, telecommunications, and graphic design teach computer courses to children from the Barrio La Planta Project.
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