Help 500 At-Risk Costa Rican Youth Finish School

by Fundacion FundaVida
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Summary

This project will help empower 500 low income, at-risk students to finish their high school education. Through tutoring, robotics and psychological support, we aim to give at-risk students the tools they need to graduate from high school and have hope for the future.
$15,000.00
total goal
$1,694.00
remaining
47
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year active

Challenge

In at-risk, Costa Rican neighborhoods, only 20% of students finish their high school education. Low quality public education and lack of adequate after school support contribute to poor academic performance. Most parents in at-risk neighborhoods are high school dropouts, therefore they have difficulty helping and encouraging their children with their studies. This cycle repeats itself, leading to continually high dropout rates, increased drug usage and prostitution.

Solution

Through weekly tutoring, access to technology, psychological support and adequate learning environments, we empower around 500 at-risk kids to complete their education. Tutoring gives them the opportunity to advance in the school system. Technology, like robotics, opens their minds to creativity and problem solving. Counseling helps them heal emotional obstacles, such as, abuse, abandonment and depression, which many face on a daily basis.

Long-Term Impact

Studies show that if every student were to complete their high school education, then poverty in Costa Rica would drop by 50%. This means less crime, less violence, less social inequality, less investment in social programs in the future and more professionals in the market.

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Organization Information

Fundacion FundaVida

Location: Hatillo, San Jose - Costa Rica
Website: http:/​/​www.fundavida.org/​
Project Leader:
Erica Johanning
Hatillo, San Jose Costa Rica

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