Our Goal is a Goal

Year: 2011
Country: Costa Rica
Project Status: Funded
Impact Sector: Education
Project Investment: $500.00

Project Launch:

San Joaquin de Nicoya is a small town of about 1,000 inhabitants on the Nicoyan Peninsula of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Unfortunately, the community has limited resources for the youth. This is a serious problem in the small community, considering 31% of the population is between the ages of 5 and 17. This age group is at high risk for entering into a lifetime of vices such as alcohol, drugs, and gang violence.

This project will improve the multi-use sports court in the community by installing goals, painting the court, and constructing a volleyball net. With the completion of the multi-use court, the school will be able to hold physical education classes. Through sports, the youth will learn valuable life lessons, such as leadership, communication and teamwork.