Jul 28, 2020

Pandemic challenges

As humanity we are facing many challenges, and the education sector is one of the most affected. In this project we have been able to grant scholarships to 25 young people in university technicians, allowing them professional development. However, in the context of the pandemic, the sessions were modified, entering a stage of change and new learning. As a Foundation we continue to innovate and support our young people.

We hope to count on your support to continue with these technicians, providing support to young people, who face technological, health and economic challenges.

Let's continue generating more and better opportunities for Costa Rican youth, through innovation and betting on young people who are agents of change.

Jun 18, 2020

Transforming to virtuality

We are in complex times, and with many new challenges, however the spirit of the foundation is to learn from the challenges and create innovative solutions to the needs of young people.

From FAJ we have been working on transferring the employability sessions to digital platforms, in order to have contact with the youth of our projects.

We also have exciting ideas, together with companies from the technology sector, we find ourselves designing virtual vocational tours that would allow young people to learn about the structure of a company, interact with collaborators and have interview simulations and hiring processes.

Despite the adversities, we want to continue generating more and better opportunities for Costa Rican youth, thanks to your support this is still possible.


Jun 2, 2020

Response in times of crisis

In each project we have implemented response measures that allow us to reach our target population, and continue to impact youth from our 3 axes of action: student exclusion, employability and peaceful coexistence.

As a preventive measure by COVID-19, educational centers closed their doors from March 17, 2020; for this reason, FAJ designed a “complementary plan for response to the COVID-19 situation” of virtual sessions, audiovisual material on social networks and online platforms that allow support in the new challenges that educational centers in the network face. .

This complementary plan focuses on two lines:
1.Strategy for the prevention of student exclusion during the distance learning process in context COVID-19.
2.Motivation and emotional support strategy for the educational community during the distance learning course in context COVID-19.

The content of the plan was generated thanks to regular communication with the educational centers that make up the CAO network and with the Unit for Permanence, Reincorporation and Educational Success of the MEP.

Likewise, the methodological approach of the activities that will be carried out throughout the year is being adjusted, under a virtual-face-to-face mixed approach, following the guidelines of the Ministry of Public Health.


“In these times of crisis, a greater commitment and conviction are required in generating alternative solutions to the new emerging, reinventing and innovating in the process, but maintaining our focus on accompanying educational communities through collaborative work and construction group in the country challenge of 100% student permanence. ” - Kristy Crawford Castro, Program Manager for High Opportunity Schools

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