We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects
La Paz Community School
La Paz Community School is a private preschool, primary and secondary school in Guanacaste, Costa Rica that educates over 130 children between the ages of 3 and 18. The wonderful thing is that they offer scholarships for local Costa Rican children so that they can receive the same quality of education as those fortunate enough to be able to pay tuition. Unfortunately in our area, most children don’t make it past the fifth grade. The children attending La Paz are staying in school and working towards becoming future leaders in their communities. They are bi-lingual, bi-cultural and most importantly, confident about their choices for their future. As it stands now, when businesses look for leaders they tend to recruit in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, because there are no rural children with the same type of schooling. The idea of the scholarship program is to develop the local children into the next generation of leaders within their own communities. Although their tuition is waved, they are always in need of school supplies, back packs, tennis shoes etc.
General School Supplies:
Book bags, Chalk, Colored pencils, Craft scissors, Crayons, Erasers, Glue sticks, Hand held pencil sharpeners, Markers, Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil cases/bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar calculators, Watercolor paints, Watercolor paint brushes.
Dictionaries, in English and Spanish
We have a wish list on Amazon where you can purchase both new and used books for the school. Please click here to see the list.
Re-usable water bottles
New or gently used children’s shoes, Khaki Shorts, swim suits, PE shoes