Fundación A. Jean Brugger thanks Mr. Kelvin Marshall and Mrs. María Auxiliadora Silva for their support, publishing articles about our educational and social projects in their bilingual newspaper. Thanks to Del Sur News, the population of San Juan del Sur has been kept informed of what we do and continue to do for the social development of the community.
Thank you very much to both of you for the unconditional support you have given us, we will always be grateful.
Fundación A. Jean Brugger scholarship students bring their 2017 community service projects to a closure.
Fundación A. Jean Brugger scholarship students are organized into groups based on their area of study, and each group develops a community service project which they implement in different communities of San Juan del Sur. In 2017 students of economic sciences, trade and customs implemented an initiative with the name "promotion of the social value of community participation," which has benefited 25 children of the fifth and sixth grades of the Maria Auxiliadora school.
This group celebrated their final gathering making Christmas-related handicrafts. Another group of students in economic sciences had an initiative by the name of "promoting financial education in children,” which took place in the Camilo Ortega neighborhood and benefited 20 boys and girls. The Tourism students implemented a social initiative with English classes for 20 primary school children from the Azul y Blanco school in the El Remanso community.
The legal sciences and humanities group’s initiative was "Group and Community Counseling,” benefiting 32 sixth-grade students of the Sauda Bikerland school of the community of Las Delicias. In this initiative, they offered counseling on the prevention of drug consumption, trafficking in persons, sexual and commercial exploitation of children and adolescents, bullying, etc.
Each year is a new experience for our scholarship students as they implement a community service project in which they achieve experience working as a team with students in a similar field of study, as well as sharing their learning with the beneficiaries of their community projects. "Our experience with the children was very rewarding, as a group we were more united by this experience, we were able to support each other in classes, even if we did not see each other so often, it helped us grow and adapt to each other particularly when it came to scheduling conflicts. Throughout this year we can say that it helped us to unite as project partners, as Fundación scholars, as colleagues who share the same career and as friends since we rely on each other in different situations. (Cristhel Mendoza coordinator of the group of students of Tourism November 2017). The Fundación congratulates all the scholarship students who have dedicated a little of their time to service to the community and also thanks the teachers and officials of the Ministry of Education of San Juan del Sur for their openness in working closely with Fundación A. Jean Brugger for the service and benefit of our communities.
On Saturday, October 21, 2017, Ariel José Serrano graduated with a degree in Clinical Bioanalysis from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua UNAN- Managua.
Ariel Serrano was awarded a scholarship in 2016 by the Fundación A. Jean Brugger.
Fundación A. Jean Brugger gives the most sincere CONGRATULATIONS to this young professional and his parents. We want to express our gratitude to Mr. Ander Floderus who sponsored Ariel's career for 1 year. Thank you for believing and trusting in the project of Fundación A. Jean Brugger: "Provide education opportunities for human and community development"
"I asked God to touch their hearts, everything happened and Fundación found a sponsor for me, it was my last year of university which for me was the most important of all, in which the Fundación and my sponsor supported me in a big way, thanks to you I could fulfill the dream of doing my thesis, and participate in the graduation and be who I am now, a graduate in Clinical Bionalysis. I have no better way to thank them for all the support I have received, than asking God to bless them and give health and life to all the good people who support young people like me with few economic resources through Fundación. "(Ariel Serrano, 2017).
María Fernanda Veliz Sandino is studying Economics with an emphasis on International Commerce at the Universidad de Ciencias Comerciales UCC-Managua, and has a scholarship from Fundación A. Jean Brugger.
On November 12, María Fernanda participated in the Entrepreneurship Fair of her university where she won first place. There were approximately 30 projects in the categories of Business Ideas, Business Plan and Incorporated Companies.
Maria Fernanda said: "My project is named Tree Concept. This is a company that manufactures and distributes cosmetic products made from natural ingredients.
The idea was born in a class called International Trade 2, in which we were asked to make products for export. I made a prototype of a sunblock based on essential oils. UCC held a fair and I was invited to participate by Professor Javier Cardoza. The fair was held on Sunday, November 12, I participated in the category of Business Ideas and won first place."
Congratulations María Fernanda, we are very proud to have students who are innovative and have excellent academic performances.
Fundación A. Jean Brugger thanks Mrs. Martha Vélez, Vice President of the Board of Directors of FAJB in Nicaragua, for the unconditional support she has given for many years to the programs for the elderly of the community.
Doña Martha is very dear to our elders for her kindness, charisma, and respect towards them.