STS Initiative is a community project that promotes and supports social initiatives focused on education, environmental awareness, preservat...

STS Initiative

STS Initiative is a community project that promotes and supports social initiatives focused on education, environmental awareness, preservation of Afro-descendant and Indigenous identity and culture, as well as the empowerment of children, adolescents, and young people.

Founded on 12 May 2012 by Shayron Tower under the name STS Productions, it initially focused on creating graphic content for cultural and youth events. In 2019, it changed its name to STS Initiative to align with its current values and objectives.

Over the past twelve years, STS Initiative has supported various initiatives benefiting the adolescents and youth of Corn Island, in collaboration with the now-extinct Municipal Council of Adolescents and Youth and the Murals 
RACCS Foundation.

Between 2015 and 2017, STS Initiative sponsored the local television programme "Juventud al Aire," which aired every Saturday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on channel 30 of Corn Island TV. This programme promoted education, culture, sports, and youth activities in the community.

In April 2017, through STS Initiative, the Digital Newspaper Nicaragua Ahora was founded, providing a platform for 
Social Communication bachelor students at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN-León) to share their news articles written in the Press and News module. In 2021, the newspaper was renamed Diario La Metrópolis, focusing on social issues and topics related to the Caribbean Coast until its closure in January 2024.

In August 2021, STS Initiative founded The Corn Islands Virtual Library, a virtual library project dedicated to preserving the identity and culture of the Afro-descendant population of Corn Island through the collection of books and scientific research, as well as collaborations with local historians. This project was officially launched on 1 May 2023 and has served as an educational resource for students of Great Corn Island and Little Corn Island in their academic research, especially for monographic work on the history of the islands.

Between February 2023 and 2024, STS Initiative carried out the digital campaign "Corn Island Protected Area Free of Plastic" to raise awareness about the importance of adopting actions that favour the protection and care of Corn Island's natural resources. This campaign followed the declaration of the islands as a protected area and the prohibition of plastic by the authorities in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

STS Initiative aims to contribute to the numerous initiatives working towards making the world a better place and to inspire others to participate in social development.