Among the most needy
groups of population, children and women are always
the weakest part. We are aware of that situation, and
our politic of help and intervention are primarily devoted
to this two collectives.
Most of the work we have done in Education
and Health in this two
years has been devoted to children. And it´s going
to be the same in the future. Not only because children
are the most defenceless group, they also represent
the future. And our project want to be a project with
future, so dedicate our efforts to children.
Our social attention programs
are focused on children and youth
||A child smile is the "second
best" award we can get. The first one ? Their
- Emergency Medical Attention to various kids
(financing tests, treatments and medicines)
- Continuous medical attention (as explained
In the next future we want to extend the social attention
to children, improving and extending our number of scholarship
students; financing medical attention in emergency cases,
and focusing our material donations ( second-hand shoes,
baby milk, medicines ) to children.
We´ll try, as well – if funds are possible
– to have a psychological attention program to
treat very serious problems like sexual abuses or familiar
The same as Children, women is the other main character
of our social attention; because she is the responsible
of children and familiar care and responsibility. We
have tried - and we try – to raise her self-esteem
and confidence; since the situation of women in Nicaragua
is still so serious.
Our future projects include to improve and extend her
At Tio Antonio we have always considered
that Sport has a series of associated values –
sporting spirit, team work, self-improving desire, sacrifice…which
are necessary to boost among children and youth. As
well as the benefits it has for health and physical
Unfortunately, the conditions to
make sport in Granada are very poor and difficult, since
there are no public sporting
installations where boys and girls can practice.
They are forced to use public spaces like Granada Cathedral
Square or Merced Church Square, places very dangerous
since they´re no prepared to practicing sports.
- Funding of Central Park League, where 14 teams
play, which has the name of our Social Centre, Tio
Antonio Football League.
- Help to Corpus Christi League, where 256 players
- Donation of two football goals and two balls
for school championships.
- Creation of a mental-handicapped team.
- Trying to get donations of sport material:
clothing, balls, for more kids.
- Trying to organize a kind of Paralympic Games
in Nicaragua, in 2009. ( talking to Granada hotels
to cede 1 or 2 rooms for the accommodation, talking
with Sports Teachers in Granada to organize competitions,
simple awards to all the participants to make the
kids the “stars” for two days…)