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: 2016

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.
  • 368 children improved their performance toward education through peer-to-peer tutoring
  • 2,869 children participated in recreational activities to make positive use of their free time
  • 15 schools benefitted from new equipment, furniture and teaching materials
  • 2,484 children were trained on first aid, and their role in emergencies
  • 100% of schools we partnered with were trained on emergency care and received first aid kits
  • 138 especially vulnerable families received food, and hygiene kits
  • 141 mothers and teachers were equipped with resources and training to end domestic violence
  • 390 students were trained on their rights and responsibilities
  • 338 children learned how to nurture relationships with their family.

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.