U.S. Embassy Gives Presents to Tahuichi Academy Children

U.S. Embassy Gives Presents to Tahuichi Academy Children

NAS Director Susan Keogh (wearing a Tahuichi Hat) with academy manager Tania Aguilera, an instructor and children.
As part of its drug use prevention program, the U.S. Embassy's Narcotics Affairs Division (NAS) presented on December 15 school supplies, soccer balls, vitamins, toothpaste, and toothbrushes to 1,000 children, most of them from low-income families, who are students at Tahuichi Aguilera Soccer Academy in Santa Cruz.

NAS Director in Bolivia Susan Keogh presented the donation and highlighted that the consistent practice of sports and drug use prevention are the perfect combination to keep children away from drugs, crime, and gangs.

Tahuichi children show their NAS-donated school supplies.
The U.S. Embassy, through NAS, will soon sign the renewal of an agreement with Tahuichi Academy. The current agreement was signed in 2002 to strengthen healthy lifestyles and social skills of hundreds of children and adolescents, boys and girls, who attend the soccer academy. This agreement is part of the NAS drug demand reduction program in Bolivia.