Chicos Soldado

Chicos Soldado

  Un “niño soldado” es toda persona menor de 18 años de edad que forma parte de cualquier fuerza armada regular o irregular en la capacidad que sea, lo que comprende, entre otros, cocineros, porteadores, mensajeros o cualquiera que acompañe a dichos grupos, salvo los familiares. La definición incluye a las niñas reclutadas con fines sexuales y para matrimonios forzados. Por consiguiente, no se refiere sólo a un niño o niña que lleva o ha llevado armas, sino también a los que prestan servicios de otro tipo para los grupos armados, aunque no participen directamente en el combate. En un mundo donde millones de niños “juegan a la guerra” con pistolas de juguete o a través de vídeo juegos, otros muchos niños y niñas se ven abocados a vivir la guerra de verdad, convirtiéndose en combatientes desde edades muy tempranas. Para ellos la guerra no es divertida ni les hace sentirse más fuertes. Los soldado son menores privados de su derechos más básicos que demasiadas veces son vistos como culpables.Cada día hay niños y niñas que ven su futuro truncado porque pierden su infancia para convertirse en soldados. Al igual que otros menores afectados por conflictos en todo el mundo, son víctimas inocentes de las atrocidades de la guerra. Sin embargo, para ellos el regreso a su vida y la recuperación de su infancia es tan difícil que puede parecer casi imposible. Funciones El reclutamiento de niños para la lucha armada es ilegal y supone una grave violación de los derechos. Cientos de miles de niños y niñas en el mundo son víctimas de esta grave situación. UNICEF calcula que hasta 300.000 niños...
New Horizons – Friendship Cup

New Horizons – Friendship Cup

New Horizons Bulldogs, after suffering many changes such as: staff people, team player, roster adjustments, and a new coach. It has been some barrier that these home team had to face up. But instead, it has produced a new beginning for them, full of new opportunities and achievements. Coach Wilkin Reyes has told us that it is an honor to coach this team, full of great players and a great team chemistry between them and him. The coach’s new techniques have caused major improvements on defense, and offense, bringing players to give all they can to reach “The promise land ”of basketball. Some weeks before the basketball team started the 13th annual Friendship Cup, they host and the defending champs of this tournament. Recent information tells us that the bulldogs have a 1-1 record on the tournament, facing the quarter-finals against Saint Thomas School this Tuesday 3rd of February at 4:00pm, and if they win today, not only will they be at second place on the tournament standings, but also they would be playing the semi-finals and the finals in case they win. We hope they can bring the trophy home, where it belongs; and be crowned the back to back champs of male’s intermediate basketball friendship tournament of New Horizons! Go...
The road to Major League Baseball

The road to Major League Baseball

To become a major league baseball player in this country you need to put up a lot of work and dedication to accomplish such goal. We have many examples of Dominican baseball players in the majors. We have David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez (retired) and many other players. In this country it’s a free way out of poverty for many talented players, it is the most played game in Dominican Republic. There is an issue that some players can’t accomplish it while making their way into the big leagues, it’s the ability to learn English. For you to become a baseball player you need to start playing in your early ages (3-6) When you turn 16, you are going to start a process of try-outs. If you do really good in your position, you might get a professional contract from a team and start your way through the minor leagues; if not, you have until you are 18. The minors have a series of steps from rookie league, class A, class A strong, Double A, Triple A, and finally: Major League. If you are consistent on the things you learn you will probably go through all of them in 2 years. For people to play baseball you need to be really talented or either work extremely hard on your skills. Not everyone can become a Major League superstar; only the ones who put the best effort and dedication are the ones who will prevail and...

Gymnastics at New Horizons

Gymnastics is a sport that involves physical strength, flexibility, coordination, agility, control and balance. Gymnasts at New Horizons practice rhythmic gymnastics which isn’t the same as Olympic gymnastics. Rhythmic gymnastics is practiced with balls, hoops, ropes or ribbons. While doing a floor routine with the ball the main elements are throwing, bouncing or rolling. While doing a floor routine with the ribbon you require high coordination to be able to perform the circles and spirals with the ribbon without making any knots at the ribbon. The main elements are flicking, circles, snakes, spirals and throws. The hoop’s elements are rotation around the body or hand, rolling, swings, circles, throws and passing the hoop. The rope’s main elements on a routine are leaps, skipping, throws, swings, circles, rotations and figures of eight. The gymnasts are divided by levels depending on how advanced they...

New Horizons Chinese Fair

KELVIN FUNG   What do you think about the Chinese Fair? The Chinese fair is a very special day for me, because it represents the Chinese New Year in China. Does it remind you of China? Yes, it reminds me of China. What would you recommend to make the fair even better? Make a lot of Chinese food. Do you think the 12 graders do a good job at the fair? Yes. Does the food taste good to you? Does it taste similar to China’s food? Yes, it tastes good, but the taste is not similar to China’s food. What’s your opinion about the dragon? For me the dragon represents good luck.  ...