Fundacion DEHVI supports Costa Rican children under 5 years of age living in poverty and in high risk communities. We offer them high-quality early education inspired by Reggio Emilia pedagogy, 4 nutritious meals a day, a safe and secure enviroment, and we help them nurture values & develop life long-skills. We have 6 child centers where we provide this service for 5 days a week through extended hours.This provides the opportunity for their parents to find a job and break from the poverty cycle
Poverty in Costa Rica has been increasing over the years in urban populations. Unfortunately children have been directly affected by this. Thirty-four percent of boys and girls in early childhood live in poverty and only 4.2% have access to integral child centers where their basic necessities and developmental needs are able to be satisfied . We work in 5 of these urban communities where poverty and the lack of education need to be fought for the benefit of these children and their families.
With this money, we will be able to maintain these children in our child centers where they meet their developmental needs. And better yet, with this money, we will be able to open our doors to many more children that are not able to attend high quality child centers due to their socio-economic condition; and, therefore, transform many more lives.
This project will impact more than 300 children's lives and their families as well. This project will help us give our boys and girls a strong foundation for their future by providing them with values and life-long skills. By keeping these children in our child centers, we give the opportunity to their parents/caregivers to look for jobs where they can become enconomically stable and therefore break off from the poverty cycle.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Fundacion DEHVI website
Fundacion DEHVI Facebook Page
James Heckman - Invest in Early Childhood
DEHVIs children and mothers' testimonials