WE BELIEVE IN INVESTING IN THEIR FUTURES.
Our mission is to provide the poorest children of Costa Rica with schools, resources and ongoing support to ensure they have the best opportunity for a middle-class education.
Students from the Scholarships of Excellence spent one Sunday carrying out various improvements at the Santa Fe School. They painted and decorated various worn-out cupboards and desks, pruned bushes, collected garbage, painted the entrance handrails and cleaned the stained floor of a classroom. We congratulate them for their excellent work.
For the sixth consecutive year, Educar Foundation and the Alajuela Rotary Club organized the regional spelling bee. This year, 20 schools took part by holding internal competitions to select a representative for the finals. The Quebradas, San Luis and Juan Arrieta Schools stood out, achieving first, second and third place respectively. We congratulate the winning students and their teachers and are very proud or their achievements.
Santa Fe School has no physical education teacher due to not having a gymnasium or sufficient space to practice sports. For this reason, its pupils are not given physical education lessons and nor do they participate in their school district’s sports activities. But this year, a group of teachers, with Educar Foundation’s support, decided to create student football teams, despite these limitations. The teachers volunteered their time to train the boys and girls as best they could. And the boys’ and girls’ teams surpassed expectations to end up winning in their school districts despite never having participated in a competition before. We extend our congratulations to these pupils for their efforts and to the staff of Santa Fe for the dedication they have shown towards their students.
Educar Foundation is developing a plan aiming to improve student's learning experience. A Pilot is running in Santa Fe, Santa Rita and San Luis schools, were an important part of it, is the participation of the parents of the students involved. A series of different strategies are used towards that participation and they are joined by actions looking to support students with special cognitive needs.
The scholarship holders did play a prominent role supporting a charity race in Tambor community. As volunteers they delivered to the roles assigned to them. As in previous year, they received the recognition and thanks of the race committee on their disciplines and collaboration.
Santa Rita's Chess Team had improves its performance as this year classified to the Inter-School competition held in San Ramon city. The Chess Team is sponsored by the teacher Oscar Suarez and the Foundation. In addition to the progress in this sport, the program had helped to improve the behavior and focus of the participating students in the classroom.
What We've Accomplished