As part of our commitment to the Youth Boxing program in Camoapa (that targets street kids), our Hogar Luceros program provides all meals, Monday through Friday, to the trainer Carlos, who lives in Managua and travels back and forth to Camoapa every week. Recently, our Program and Development Coordinator, Emily, who travels to and from the United States brought back to Camoapa with her a large donation of used boxing supplies, all in good shape. These supplies included 6 pairs of gloves, 4 sets of handwraps, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 headgears, 4 protective cups, 1 chest guard and 1 set of trainer mitts.
Our new trainer, Carlos, hails from Managua. He comes from a family of boxers and has been training since he was small. He is 24 years old, and has fought in over 60 fights. Though this is his first experience as a trainer, he has lived a life similar to the kids that he is training, giving him the background necessary to understand them and their struggles. He also comes highly recommended from a couple of our boxing contacts from Managua. He has been in Camoapa for several months now and he has shown outstanding commitment to both the kids and teens he is coaching as well as the small children we have here at the Hogar.