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...
The Experience in CBNH’s Tennis Class

The Experience in CBNH’s Tennis Class

Not every school in the Dominican Republic has the capacity or the option to teach tennis as a sport. New Horizons School is the exception. The school has its own system of seven different disciplines which each high school student can choose from. Due to personal preference and experiencing new types of disciplines, I chose tennis. Starting from 2014 the school adopted this program of such variety of sports. Since then, the students have been experiencing new sports and learning new disciplines. In the case of tennis class, many students have chosen this discipline as their main one and the responses have been mostly positive. Tennis class is a mixture of previous knowledge with learning the rules and management of the racket and the ball. In my case I’ve developed these skills throughout the school year. The teacher is very consistent in showing the students the way people should hold the racket and other essential rules. It is crucial for the teacher to explain everything about the discipline, and this one has proven it. The main negative opinion I have and that others have is the length of the class which is 2 hours, although it is necessary because of the large number of students involved. Since the start of this discipline, the teacher has improved the skills of the students and it is fair to assume everyone is satisfied with...
The Volleyball Team

The Volleyball Team

Our girls 7th grade volleyball, undefeated won 1st place in the Copa St Joseph, last weekend. The team led by Prof. Elvis Contreras veteran, former National Team and Manager and Coach of the Volleyball National Army, led by captain and Isabella Ferrand, won all the sets played during the tournament. The team is noted for its discipline, teamwork and concentration on the court. In one game, Ambar Canela, made the 21 points of the game with his 21-run...
CBNH Games

CBNH Games

Copa Amistad 2104: El Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons o CBNH están siendo los anfitriones de la copa amistad 2015 en el cual una gran cantidad de diferentes colegios están participando. Desde La Salle hasta el Saint Patrick están participando en este evento. Todos creen que el New Horizons va a ganar el evento ya que hasta ahora todos los partidos que han participado han ganado sin ningún problema.En cada uno de los partidos de Futsal ha podido arrasar con el equipo contrario. No obstante el CBNH se encuentra en su casa, su estadio; las circunstancias en términos de preparación en los estudiantes jugadores de Futsal es mayor en el CBNH que en los otros lugares escolares. El CBNH ha podido ganar múltiples veces mientras pasan los años. Pero no todo es ganar, esta copa está hecha para fomentar la amistad, como su nombre dice, entre los colegios. -Estadio en donde los juegos de Futsal en la Copa Amistad tendrán a lugar.      ...
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...