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Lifting Hands 2017

by Fundacion Lifting Hands
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Lifting Hands 2017
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The objective of this initiative is to support, advise and train comprehensively young women at social risk to contribute to the recovery of their dignity and make them self-sufficient, responsible and committed to society. Phonetically the word MOR sounds “more” (more in English), which refers to the empowerment of women: more confident, more loving, more secure, among others. However, in Spanish it comes from Mujeres de Amor, which is a readable, short, direct and emotional name.

Some of the tools developed during this semester are:

Professional and labor advice.

Coaching: the best version of themselves.

Support: with the partners and the coach, a group where they can feel identified and accompanied.

Leadership Tools Recreational activities.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  

During the activity, the participants worked as a team developing topics such as self-esteem, emotional intelligence, gender equity, nutritional status, gender and women's autonomy, protection in adolescence, violence and abuse, poverty and unemployment, crime, relationships, family problems, among others.

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This year, we signed up for the Ecological Blue Flag process and it has been a challenge. Our first effort was to start recycling sheets and cardboard boxes, and we could see an improvement in the amount of trash we had.

A few months later, Gutis Farmaceutical, one of our allies, donated us a recycling station and although everything is a process, thanks to the support of the volunteers, we have seen the results with great success.

Today we celebrate, happy and grateful, because the Susty organization donated their services to us. Susty is a corporate sustainability management tool with which we report our environmental efforts for the Ecological Blue Flag Program. This means that they give us a whole system to download all the necessary documents so that at the end of the year, we only download and our sustainability report is ready.

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Educating with Love

A new class for moms called "Educating with Love" is part of the new Lifting Hands program focused on parents. It is designed to promote positive discipline, where parents talk with children to build trust, without any physical or psychological violence. We seek to make alliances to improve communication and that there is empathy on both sides. So far, there are 11 mothers and 1 father, who have already graduated from the course. In this space you learn a lot: you talk about everything a bit, many values are covered and a quite positive change is noticed both in the parents and in the stories they tell. Everyone gets to share experiences of techniques they have applied. Parents in general participate a lot, they come up with many questions and concerns, which is very good because it helps prepare what the program should focus on and even what more research should be done. It is very gratifying to see how they have been growing and learning.


New Kisá course culminates successfully

The name of the Kisá project is rooted in the Hebrew which means "knitting, covering," "house." Through the project, we offer children and adolescents the best care, psychological containment, stimulation of creativity and imagination, recognition of emotions and establishment of values so that they grow healthy and fully.   All this through Positive Discipline and other paradigms so that the approach is completely comprehensive, so that children have a healthy psycho-emotional development, in pursuit of their happiness and well-being. Its basis is mutual respect, without imposing and seeking solutions together with adults and minors, so that it becomes your "safe space", your home that shelters and protects.

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¡Bryan can hear for the first time!


Bryan is a young boy of 16 years that was diagnosed with hearing loss from birth. Along with his family from Nicaragua immigrated to Costa Rica in search of better opportunities for all. He arrived at the foundation with 2 of his sisters more than two years ago. Until then, he was illiterate due to the different challenges that he had faced in the past. The only education that he receives is from Lifting Hands.


Thanks to the continuous work and effort of the foundation along with other institutions, he had receiving support in different areas; and thank to a fund-raising campaign, Bryan can hear for the first time.   For a while he receives three classes of LESCO and currently has been included Language Therapy meetings.


Today, Bryan enjoys learning as all the beneficiaries of the foundation. His favorite subject is Jiu-Jitsu because it features with skills and talent, helping him to stand out.  


Volunteers and students of TCU (communal university work) enjoyed a time for sharing and knowing each other


As usual, at the end of every quarter there is a celebration. To this celebration attended more than 50 people between volunteers and students of TCU. During the event was presented the reporting results of 2018, in order to volunteers be updated of the work in the foundation.


Also, volunteers enjoyed the lunch of the Chef Andres Monzon, volunteer of Lifting Hands. Also, were presentations of the children that attend to the foundation, specifically, of Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira and dance.


Every participant had a time to express the most rewarding of his work, and at the same time, Monica and July, thanked to all the volunteers for their effort, dedication and patience. To the end of the event, all received a gift elaborated by the children of the foundation as a reminder of their 4 months with us.

Something very positive of this kind of events is that volunteers know each other and share their experiences.


Corporative Volunteering of the Double Tree Sabana Hotel

On May 1st, we had a productive and entertaining afternoon with the team of Double Tree Sabana Hotel, our new ally neighbor. ¡Thank you!

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Lifting Hands counts with a successful cleaning team composed of Mrs. Sobeyda, Teresa and Rosario, which are volunteer mothers of the foundation and have demonstrated their love and dedication for keeping clean and tidy the facilities for all the community. They attended to clean Wednesdays and Saturdays and have become part of the Lifting Hands Team not only as volunteers but also as beneficiaries on taking classes both for them and their daughters. They tell us about their experiences below:

Sobeyda: I´m volunteer in the work of cleaning and in the orchard. I feel good and grateful with the foundation and this is a way to demonstrate it. Lifting Hands is part of my life, since I take classes and my daughter Genesis as well. It is a pleasure to work as volunteer for Monica and Mariola; I´m very grateful because they help me and to my daughter Isabel. Both me and my daughter take classes; they help her to study and play as well; In the foundation have encouraged her to move forward in her studies and to not lose interest in the school. Also, the people who work in the foundation are very nice and kind with me.

Rosario: I like to help; it makes me feel peaceful and happy. When I have time, it is a pleasure to give back to people that have helped us so much. . However, we have to help without expecting anything in return. It has to be done from the heart. With the help of the foundation I have learned a lot.

¡We thank to Sobeyda, Teresa and Rosario for this great contribution that benefits us all!

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Fundacion Lifting Hands

Location: Escazu - Costa Rica
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Project Leader:
Mariola Fumero
Executive Director Lifting Hands Foundation
Escazu, Costa Rica

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