Giving a Day in Costa Rica

Last month, when we were in Costa Rica we decided we wanted to do something to give back. I found a great site called Give A Day Global. The concept is to give one day of your vacation to a community cause. We were lucky that one of the opportunities they list happened to be in the town we were staying. Kyle, Ollie and I visited the school in Playa Hermosa. Since Ollie was involved, I requested that they place us with the young kids. I prepared an art project for the kids and we carried a suitcase full of supplies to donate to the class. 

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We were welcomed with open arms, by the principal and a representative from Give A Day Global. They told us that just 5 years ago the school had only 12 students, and now they teach 75 children! I think it's so ingenuitive that they use one of the most plentiful resources, tourists, to contribute to their growth. 

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The children seemed genuinely excited to have us there. We were welcomed with a song and an introduction of all the students. Ronald, The Give A Day representative, helped with translation as we lead the students to make a rainbow. Oliver was defintely a little timid when we arrived, but he warmed up to his new friends as the visit went on. 

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Our visit ended with big hugs for each of us. It was truly a wonderful experience. 

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