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|Name:||Escuela de Santa Elena, Monteverde|
|Brief description and main aims|
Escuela de Santa Elena in Monteverde is a public primary school in charge of children who come in general from this rural region. This school has a population of 280 students from kindergarten to 6th grade plus 12 teachers and staff.
The students came from poor or lower middle-class families from the Monteverde’s region. This school is financed by the government, but since the budget is occasionally not sufficient, it can also receive help from private companies and some of the children’s parents.
Volunteer tasks are mainly related to: Help in regular classes, assistance for the teachers. Assist in Pre-School area, Help in classes to children with learning problems, Possible tasks in the office, archives, etc.
|Volunteer requirements / Skills|
- Basic Spanish level
Santa Elena’s town is a rural community located high on the Caribbean slopes of the Cordillera de Tilarán (5, 000 feet, 1,500 m). From San Jose: 105 miles (168 km) time: 4 hr 30. From Puntarenas: 50 miles (80 km) time: 2 hr 30 min. Access to internet in Santa Elena’s town.
Minimum (weeks): 4
|Hosting Situation (Board & Lodging)|
Host family stays with shared bedroom (with another volunteer), shared living room, kitchen and bathroom. 2 meals provided by host family and 1 by project.
The project is CLOSED in December, January, February and July.
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