Uniting family piece by piece

first_imgSmith said more than 140 children who attend the center spent most of last summer working with artist Jose Antonio Aguirre to create “La Familia.” – Araceli Esparza • Photo Gallery: Venetian glass mural Children, above, from Los Nietos Child Care Center and Santa Fe Springs city officials unveil a Venetian glass mural of interpreted Tongva Indian cave drawings on Friday. More than 14,000 pieces of Venetian glass are strategically positioned along an exterior wall at the Los Nietos Child Care Center, where the city’s first student-created mural was dedicated. At right, children sing a song prior to the unveiling. The 10-foot-tall, 8-foot-wide artwork, themed “La Familia,” or “The Family,” depicts just that – family life. Figures outlined by glass tiles are part of local children’s interpretation of the Tongva/Gabriele o tribe, the area’s first inhabitants, according to city officials. “It’s a culturally and educationally enriching experience,” said Judy Smith, an administrator for the child care center. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Uganda Junior teams already in Rwanda for ANOCA games

first_imgThe Boys’ 3*3 team poses for a photo at UOC before departure on Monday (Agency Photos)Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa Youth Games 2019Huye, RwandaApril 2nd-April 6thHUYE – The Uganda Junior teams are understood to have arrived safely in Rwanda ahead of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) youth games.The teams (Boys and Girls), that also include the Basketball 3×3 sides departed the country on Monday and arrived Tuesday morning in Huye.The basketball contingent that has two teams of four players each is led by the country 3×3 coordinator Hamza Nyambogo.Under Uganda Christian Univesity head coach, Nicholas Natuhereza, the 3*3 teams held a week-long training at Nakasero Primary School before setting off for the games.Both basketball teams are made of players who featured for Uganda at the U18 FIBA Africa Championships late last year in Bamako Mali where they finished 10th overall.The boys’ team is led by Fayed Bbale and is joined by Seibe Rabujje Matsiko, Harry Lubajo, and Arnold Kevin Kasobya.Fildauce Namulema, Emily Nerima, Bridget Aber and Shadia Mbawli make up the girls team.From L-R, Bridget Aber, Emily Nerima, Shadia Mbwali and Fildauce NamulemaThe multidisciplinary event, designed for athletes aged 18 and under, will also see youngsters compete in Athletics, Cycling, Taekwondo and Beach Volleyball on to of 3×3 Basketball.The inaugural regional event that has attracted twelve countries is organized by the Rwanda Olympic Committee and is scheduled for April 2-6 in Huye.The Teams-Boys: Seibe Matsiko, Fayed Baale, Harry Lubajo, Kevin Kasobya-Girls: Emily Nerima, Bridget Aber, Shadia Mbwali, Fildauce NamulemaComments Tags: Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa Youth Games 2019Nicholsa NatuherezaU18 FIBA Africa Championshipslast_img read more