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Feria Universitaria - College Fair

Este año, representantes de universidades en Rivas, Jinotepe, Masaya y Managua viajaron a FunLimon para aconsejar bachilleres sobre la oferta académica, becas y el proceso de matriculación de cada uno.

Feria Comercial Turistica - Tourism Fair

Estas invitado a la Feria Comercial Turística aquí en FunLimon el día 28 de Enero.

Youth Sports

Why we do it:
Through participation in sports, men, women and children cultivate important friendships, boost their self-confidence and gain leadership skills.  When we considered sports as a tool for education, what became most apparent to us was their innate power to promote a healthy lifestyle, encourage a strong work ethic, and foster teamwork and sportsmanship.  Specifically in the case of women and girls, sports offer a unique opportunity for individual empowerment and social progress.          

Key Issues:
1) There is no other playing field in the community of Limón 1. Very few communities have suitable playing fields where kids can play safely.

2) Most children in the area do not have the equipment required, or any at all, to play sports like baseball, softball, soccer and basketball.  These are extra items that most families in Limón and surrounding communities cannot afford.

3) The majority of children’s free play-time is unsupervised and unstructured, putting some kids at risk of developing dangerous habits and participating in delinquent behaviors.

4) Because of the “machismo” culture, it is thought by many that the female’s place in society must be restricted to the home.  This social scheme eliminates many opportunities for women and girls of the region, especially when it comes to participation in sports.

Our Solution:
To combat these issues, we have developed a dynamic and inclusive youth sports program.  Here at FunLimón, young athletes have fun while learning that self-discipline, practice and perseverance produce positive results.  Our soccer field, baseball field and basketball court are maintained daily so that youth in the area have clean, safe facilities to play.  We have set up a sport equipment borrowing system here at FunLimón so that children have access to whatever sport equipment they may need.  Our full-time youth sports coach plans out each practice so that the kids constantly improve their techniques and skills.  He also acts as important roll model for many of our youth athletes.  We offer various co-ed sporting activities each week that are open to any child interested, including basketball, volleyball, and other fun games.  We also offer several team sports that compete in local leagues, including softball, baseball and soccer.  We always make a conscious effort to offer equal opportunities and strive for equal participation from boys and girls.

Our current youth sports programming includes:

• Boys’ Baseball

• Girls’ Softball

• Boys’ and girls’ Soccer

• Boys’ and girls’ Jiu Jitsu

• Weekly Co-ed sporting activities (volleyball, basketball, tag, various athletic games)