Teach arts and crafts
Background to Guanacaste
Guanacaste is a coastal province in northwestern Costa Rica where 34.5% of the population live in poverty, in contrast to 16.3% in the Central region. Only 40% of the population between the ages of 20 and 64 have finished high school. Schools in the region have very limited resources for extra-curricular activities like arts and crafts.
About Our Partner
Our partner is a nonprofit organization that works with communities in Guanacaste to improve access to quality education, helping residents of the region to achieve a sustainable future and better quality of life. The organization has helped the community to grow through the combined efforts of companies, individuals, communities and institutions. They facilitate initiatives throughout the district to help improve the educational infrastructure and allow their students to flourish.
How You Can Help
You can work with students in the classroom on arts and crafts activities and/or help improve facilities through repairs and renovations.
Monday to Friday, some weekends, 3-4 hours
We recommend 3-5 days, but you can make a difference in as little as one day
Accommodation in Guanacaste
This area has always been somewhat separated from the rest of the country (it was once annexed by Nicaragua), and has its own regional flavours and customs. The white sand beaches are popular escape spots, though, especially the more glamorous ones such as Playa Conchal. Many of the small fishing villages are now buzzing with visitors, and a once sleepy hub now has day and nightlife.