SPORTS FOR LIVE
Drug use became very common in Tonchigue a few years ago. The Parish Council no longer had funds to pay the salary of the coach of the local basketball team, and so we decided to support the team by paying the salary. Children and young people continue training and stay healthy and drug-free.
SPORTS AND DISCIPLINE
The practice of basketball also integrates social work, so that children help pick up trash, care for the elderly and receive educational support after training.
CAEMBA recognizes that the disciplined practice of sport in our coastal towns is one of the most effective and wonderful ways to motivate youth to give up drugs, a problem that in recent years has strongly affected the towns of the Ecuadorian coast.
CAEMBA wants to help the Tonchigüe Parish Council, so that the team can grow and expand practices and training to other communities. Presently about 100 kids attend basketball practice every day.