GLASSWING COSTA RICA




Education

  • Community Schools
  • After-School Programs
  • School Revitalization
  • Hacete Escuchar por una Juventud Libre de Violencia

Health

  • Girls’ Club
  • Healthy Eating and Sustainable Living
  • Maternal & Child Health

Community Empowerment

  • Volunteering

Employment and Entrepreneurship

  • LEAD

Other

  • Nourishing the Future


Costa Rica is well-known for its global environmental leadership, relative economic stability, and tranquil lifestyle, making it an attractive tourist destination in comparison to its Central American neighbors. But the country – and particularly its young people – continue to face persistent social and economic inequalities. 

Approximately 20% of Costa Rica’s 4.7 million inhabitants live in poverty. Those most affected by economic disparities are the country’s indigenous, Afro-descendent, migrant, and refugee populations.  In spite of high primary education enrollment rates, the country’s laws do not require more than three years of secondary education, leading to a drop in enrollment rates at this level of schooling. With approximately 30% of its population under the age of 20, access to quality education is crucial to ensuring Costa Rica’s economic and social progress.

Since 2014, Glasswing Costa Rica has provided education, mental health, nutrition, community empowerment, and employment & entrepreneurship programs that have impacted thousands of community members across the country.

IMPACT

Education

1,459+student participants

10,905+impacted by school revitalization

Health

1,200+family members received parenting and resilience support

9,000+children benefited from nutrition programs

Community Empowerment

2,527+volunteers mobilized

Employment & Entrepreneurship

1,100+young participants




CONTACT

Zapote
From Centro Evangelìstico de Zapote, 50 meters South and 25 meters West, House 1649
San José, Costa Rica
P.O.Box 1320-2150
info_cr@glasswing.org
Tel: (506) 4033-4439



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