BRIBRI CEN CINAI
In collaboration with The Village Experience & BarnRaisers of Indiana - we were able to construct a Cen Cinae in the small BriBri pueblo of Durupe. After many trips out to the jungle, meetings with the BriBri Elders, approval from municipality and more - it is finally operational. The center serves five communities Bribri, Katsi, Dururpe, Boca Uren, and Santa Elena in the zone. This will support the children and the mothers. The project has prioritized honoring the CULTURE of the BriBri in every way possible, and it was a project born from the desires of the elders. It is a constantly breathing and evolving project. We do accept very few volunteers into this program
OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS IN COSTA RICA:
PLAYGROUND IN CARBON
We were able to construct a playground for Carbon 1, the elementary school where I taught English back in 2011. Thank you BarnRaisers !
PLAYGROUND IN PUERTO VIEJO
In collaboration with community businesses and generous community members, we were able to fund the Play de Puerto Viejo in town center. We had so much fun installing, planting, painting, and playing together!
LA ESCUELA DE PUERTO VIEJO & CIN CINAE PUERTO VIEJO
We donated / installed a swing set, re-finished the tables and chairs in the classrooms, and offered in kind donations (a ton of soccer balls and more) to the school in March.
We also painted the new building on site at the Cin Cinae and updated their playground. :)
ESCUELITA LERO LERO PROJECTS
With our Passion programs, we were able to offer service days and funds to Escuilita Lero Lero to get them rolling on Organic Gardening and beautification of Jetsie’s new school!