Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica
Upskill a Community to Fight Poverty in Costa Rica

Project Report | Mar 12, 2020
Better Learning Environment

By Concepcion Perez | Program Manager

Quepos Cocal
Quepos Cocal

Dear Supporters,

 

Thanks to the efforts of many people who supported us this time it has been possible to move to a better place for our Teaching English Project. This program is very important in the locality because it allows the participants to have better employment opportunities.

 

The last rainy season made the conditions of the Theatre where we used to teach become unsafe, and some wild animals started to get into the place, including some racoons that like to take classes. After all the teamwork between us and the community, it was possible to use the Community Centre of Quepos (ADI) lead by “Integral Development Association of Quepos”.   People responded very well and now our classes increased by 50%, a reason why part of the raised funds were used to buy supplies like chairs and tables to make for a better learning environment.  

 

Throughout this time we have continued our alliances with different partners which have allowed us do activities such as beach cleaning recollecting more than 700 kilograms of garbage of the shore, workshops to empower the community related with self-esteem, first aids and how to have clean classrooms.

 

Part of the funds are being used to purchase more than 450 healthy snacks for the children of el Cocal. Due to the lack of resources in their families, children eat very unhealthily, which affects their teeth, growth and learning process. One of the important alliances we did, was with the municipality and the dental care department, which helped us visit the community and assist the children for one week.

 

It is worth mentioning that thanks to everyone's support it was also possible to acquire new materials, so children can work during the program every day. Additionally, Partners of Greentique made possible to do a field trip to a Butterfly Sanctuary, they sponsor the children from El Cocal, and did a meaningful experience for them, because they’ve never had the chance before to be outside of their community and visit a wild refuge. They learned about wildlife, mangroves, reptiles and how butterflies live and reproduce. 

 

Another important point to mention is due the school El Cocal conditions are not the most favorable right now (no windows, half of the roof is roosted, and one wall is about to fall), children of kindergarten are not having everyday classes, they have to share classroom with other grades or when the older students are in sports; so we are receiving them at the community centre in the Childcare programme and volunteers are doing and excellent job creating materials and activities to continue stimulating their creativity and motor skills.

 

One of the following steps is to continue with the Community Development long term goals in Quepos and el Cocal, and help to  maintain the classrooms of the school and be able to change the roof as was done with the Community Centre that we work at the moment in Cocal.

 

It is important to mention that everything has been achieved thanks to the participation of community members and the generous donations of all of you, volunteers, friends and families of the locality. 

 

We are grateful for your generosity, it is with your help that we continue to pursue the further development of our activities, as well as community members are participating more and more alongside our dedicated volunteers. 

 

Thank you, the huge progress being made in Quepos and el Cocal community cannot occur without your kind support.

 

With Gratitude,

 

Costa Rica Community

Butterfly field trip
Butterfly field trip
Sport activities
Sport activities
Dental care
Dental care
Butterfly field trip
Butterfly field trip
Quepos ADI
Quepos ADI
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Dec 16, 2019
Let there be light!

By Concepcion Perez | Program Manager

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From the ground up!

By Concepcion Perez | Program Manager

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Tyrone Bennett
London , London United Kingdom
$30,684 raised of $45,000 goal
 
374 donations
$14,316 to go
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