Create a community library in rural Costa Rica

by Asociacion Escuela Futuro Verde
Create a community library in rural Costa Rica

Summary

Futuro Verde will expand their book space into a community library, providing literacy support, cultural enrichment and life skills to the children of the village of Cobano and surrounding communities in rural Costa Rica.

$5,528
total raised
46
donors
0
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

Living in a rural part of Costa Rica, children lack the access and opportunity of those located in urban areas. In our surrounding area, the public schools do not include library space, and furthermore the community has watched as efforts to create and maintain space have been unsuccessful. There is no current library in town and our cultural space has been converted for COVID-19 related outreach.

Solution

Our dream is to expand our book space into a real, true library! We want to create for our students and the surrounding community a space to be able to explore and learn the love of reading. By providing a space to enhance and support literacy this will give children in this rural part of Costa Rica an opportunity to expand their education and see the possibilities of the future. We will offer a rich supply of books in multiple languages, offer 1:1 literacy support, and enrichment activities.

Long-Term Impact

Living in a rural area presents challenges, and many times the children in the community do not have the same opportunity as those in urban areas. By expanding our book space, we will be able to open it up to community, allowing extra educational support to all children. Having this space will bring the community together and allow all members to gain valuable skill to project themselves forward.

Resources

Organization Information

Asociacion Escuela Futuro Verde

Location: Cobano, Puntarenas - Costa Rica
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @futuroverdeCR
Project Leader:
Heather Gerould
Cobano, Puntarenas Costa Rica

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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