Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 27 August 2019


Students from San Luis were part of the campaign “Soy Lima”, where they learned about sports values.

Niños en Para natación

Around 50 children from the Miguel Grau school, located in San Luis, arrived at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games venue wearing the national soccer team jumper and watched every detail of the competitions at all times. They had the chance to enjoy some Para swimming events held at VIDENA’s modern Aquatic Center. 

These students came to event very early properly uniformed and in a very orderly manner to watch the performances of the continent’s best Para athletes. They were able to enter the venue thanks to the more than 35 thousand tickets provided to 57 schools in the Lima Metropolitan Area and Callao, in order to give children the chance to enjoy the different sports disciplines included in the sports program of the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games

Students from San Luis were part of the campaign “Soy Lima”, where they learned a lot about sports values. Thanks to this campaign, 35,140 tickets were given to 57 schools: 22,121 tickets are for competitions during the daytime and 13,019 will be for competitions held in the evening.  

Therefore, students must be accompanied by their teachers, parents and/or personnel from the Regional Bureau of Education of Lima (DRELM) and Regional Bureau from Callao (DREC).  

Hopefully, this initiative will be an important experience, so that the paralympic values, such as courage and determination, become their motivation for young Peruvians. In addition, we have to remember that even though the path to success takes a long time, it is always possible to achieve our goals with dedication. 

However, they were not the only students that attended the Para swimming competitions. Students from the Liceo Naval and Hiram Bingham and also from the Santo Domingo de Manchay school came to the Aquatic Center in order to watch the high-performance Para sports like Para swimming, where the Peruvian Rodrigo Santillán who participated in 50 m backstroke.  

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