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Community Development & Education in Quepos



Many of the schools around the Quepos region have very limited funding and face many challenges both social and economic. This project will address these issues by supporting schools in providing students with an inspiring educational environment by building & repairing schools, ensuring they have the necessary space to teach, and providing materials and classes to inspire the students to learn and continue to attend classes.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Although located very near the tourist haven of Manuel Antonio, many of the public schools surrounding the Quepos area have very limited funding. Children only attend school half-days due to a lack of teachers and space. Since school hours are limited, classes are restricted to mainly the basic subjects, and students receive few or no extracurricular classes, such as music, arts or sports. Many children do not attend school past the last year of elementary school.

How will this project solve this problem?

Charitable Trust funds will be used to renovate school buildings, build new classrooms & other buildings such as cafeterias or supply rooms, paint schools, repair/build desks and other classroom furnishings, and to supply books, arts materials, sports equipment and other needed supplies. As we work with many schools in the area, and always seek to ensure our programs have the greatest impact possible, specific projects will be decided on a basis of need and urgency.

Potential Long Term Impact

Working in partnership, this project will improve facilities and the quality of education available to children in the community. At our key partner schools, goals include developing facilities where teachers and volunteers can organize workshops, provide extra assistance and collaborate on a sustainable English education program which will improve linguistic skills for both children and adults, creating more opportunities for stable employment benefiting generations for years to come.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £9,706
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £916
Total Funding Goal: £10,622


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Project Leader

Sophie Birkett

GVI Charitable Trust Manager
Exeter, Devon United Kingdom

Where is this project located?

Map of Community Development & Education in Quepos
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