Lifting Hands 2017

by Fundacion Lifting Hands
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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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María Elizabeth Bermúdez, has been part of the foundation for 5 years. She started assiting reading and writing classes in Lifting Hands with Carolina, an amazing volunteer. Doña Maria has managed to learn a lot, something she had never imagined for a person of her age.

For doña Maria, Carolina's help has been a fundamental pillar in her learning. She is totally grateful to the foundation as it is explained, it has helped her a lot in her progress as women.

The foundation has not only helped her in her reading, but also her children, Benjamín and Ever, who also take advantage of the classes offered.

A long time ago, she could not help her children to do homework and this frustrated her a lot, but now she is able to help her children. She has been a support for them at an academic level.

Doña Maria had lost her husband a year ago and is now a widowed mother. However, the support she has received from the foundation and, especially, from Mónica and Mariola, as the ones in charge of the foundation, has made it possible to take her children out after the severe depression she suffered in the past. Now she is looking forward to the new four-month period that is about to start and continue with a new learning cycle.

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As seen on our social networks, October was a time of great help from corporate volunteers. During these days, we do handy works to the foundation and play with the children. In addition, the company GBM conducted a cookie campaign internally. The company Emerson supported us for an orchard project by the hand of FURCA, a restaurant in Rohrmoser. Finally, IGT came to work in painting and support so that our spaces are increasingly suitable for our beneficiaries.

As part of the Social Responsibility activities, the company Sylvania visited us to share with 20 children about the importance and impact that we can have on the environment. The goal of the activity was to educate children about efficient lighting in their home and raise awareness of the small changes that can be achieved from their families and the lifestyle they lead. The dynamic included the participation of Sylvio, the penguin with whom the children talked and even danced. In addition, they all received coloring material that helped them better understand what they were learning.

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Watch the video and meet BRYAN, one of our TOP STUDENTS! 

The ages when most students drop out are during their adolescence, that's why we want to improve our program.There are around 30 adolescents who could be wasting their time after school and starting to get involved with drugs or narco traffic, but instead, they are spending their free time at Lifting Hands, learning new skills and dreaming about a life project.

We are providing an integral education to youth from the disadvantaged community of Bajo de los Anonos in Costa Rica because we want all of our adolescents to stay at school, learn new skills and have better values to build a better future for themselves and their families. But we need YOUR HELP!

Lifting Hands provides a community home where veryone can come after school to receive techonoly, cooking, art, sports, and other classes to develop like skills and have a better education.

The project will give the skills and possibilities to around 230 people to breaj the poverty cycle.
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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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