The Spelling contest Bee and the visit of the New Mexico State University (NMSU) reinforce the educational level of the socio-educational Institution “Ciudad de los Niños”
On Friday, June 21st, since noon time, 15 young students of the Saint Augustine Technical College participated in the final Spelling Bee CDN 2019 after the preliminaries with all the students of the Institution. The event, has been a tradition, promoted by the English department and aims to develop language skills such as listening, pronunciation and vocabulary. The contest was structured in two ways: first the spelling competition in which nine young people were the finalists, as a result winner Anderson Brown of the ninth grade; and, secondly, the competition of impromptu speech that has two categories: Third phase (students from seventh to ninth grade) and fourth phase (tenth through twelfth grade students) as result the winners Emmanuel Sandíin the third phase and Jocksan Chaves in the fourth phase.
Visit of the NMSU
On Tuesday, June 25th, a members of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of Consumers and the Environment of the NMSU visited the facilities of the farm of the “Cuidad de los Niños” to know the projects that are developed within the Institution and propose means to develop cooperative extension services.
The visit was made thanks to the intercession of the Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC), which has established agreements with the Saint Augustine Technical College (CTSA) of “Ciudad de los Niños” to provide support to the institution through bilateral agreements for the development of Costa Rican education. The members of the NMSU was able to observe during their visit the different activities that are developed within the Institution such as chicken breeding, dairy farming, cattle breeding, greenhouses, among others, and how these are tools used to the education of young people in the field of agricultural industry.
The visit began at eight in the morning with the reception of the members by the person in charge of the technical area, the teacher Walter Roldan. After the reception, he went to the classroom where Alberto Valecillos, Augustinian Recollect, explained to the guests the history and function of the “Cuidad de los Niños”. At the end of the presentation, there was a tour of the facilities: College, workshops and farm where representatives of the NMSU could recognize the work being done in the entity directed by the Augustinian Recollects. The tour and the visit ended at ten o'clock in the morning, reaching agreements to work in collaboration and offer scholarships to the students of the Saint Augustine Technical Center and jointly carry out agricultural development projects.