Caribbean Children

Caribbean Children's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2017


On the coast, the Caribbean Children community had one of the highest rates of poverty and lowest development levels in all of Costa Rica. Of the community's population, 40% are of Afro-Caribbean descent. Historically, the area was cut off from the rest of Costa Rica and not considered a priority for investment. Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Caribbean Children has improved. Children and families have grown stronger and are working together to overcome their challenges. Your support has opened doors that will have a lasting impact for years to come.
  • 311 individuals learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 182 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 14 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 2,605 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 15 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 452 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 9 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 11 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 15 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 54 people including children learned to protect themselves against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections

Explore Caribbean Children

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Caribbean Children

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Caribbean Children,  is in Phase 1

PHASE 1: Building the foundation

With local leaders, we assess the community's needs and resources, plan projects to provide long term solutions. Sponsorship and development opportunities begin.