Local Community Impact

How our students help local communities in Costa Rica

Community Impact Escuela-Sitio-de-Mata
Local Service Partner:
Escuela de Sitio de Mata
  • 166 hours dedicated
  • 132 volunteers
  • 11 Programs since 2014

Our Student volunteers made a significant impact on Infrastructure Improvements:

Costa Rica Explorations provides an incredible learning experience for my students. Living with homestay families and having local guides allows students to become immersed into the Costa Rican culture. It allows them to authentically practice the Spanish language they have learned in school. This experience takes my students out of their comfort zone and allows them to grow as individuals. The service we completed has a lasting effect on the community. This program changes lives. I can’t wait to promote the trip for my students next year.

Customized cultural and service itinerary:

  • Constructed bathroom & handwashing Station for kindergarten classroom
  • Resurfaced basketball court & installed basketball hoop & soccer goal
  • Extended fence around basketball / soccer field
  • Improved drainage system on basketball court as well as roof
  • Added window to kitchen and secured storage for dry goods
  • Repainted cafeteria
  • Repaired and repainted playground equipment

Customized cultural and service itinerary:

  • Planned Student & Parent Recycling Workshops
  • Created School-wide Recycle Center
  • Implemented Classification System within each Classroom
  • Created a School Garden & Garden Beds for Kindergarten
  • Started an anti-littering campaign
  • Added environmental sustainability signs around school grounds