School Year Begins with Internet for 96% of Costa Rican Schools

The school year began for Costa Rican children on February 10th. This year internet connection has been provided to 96% of the country’s schools. To achieve this, the Ministry of …

Amanda LubitSchool Year Begins with Internet for 96% of Costa Rican Schools

Photograhy Helps Guatemalan Children Fight Poverty and Gang Violence

For the past twenty-two years, the Fotokids project has taught photography and creative expression skills to  hundreds of children from the poorest neighborhoods of Guatemala. The program gives each student …

Amanda LubitPhotograhy Helps Guatemalan Children Fight Poverty and Gang Violence

Teaching Humanitarian Values to Combat Gang Influence in Central America

Each year, approximately 3.6 million children in Central America drop out of school or are forced to repeat a grade. Widespread gang violence in the region significantly contributes to this statistic.  …

Amanda LubitTeaching Humanitarian Values to Combat Gang Influence in Central America

Presidential Candidate Proposes Elimination of Test Requirement in Costa Rica

The Presidential candidate of Costa Rica’s National Liberation Party, Johnny Araya, has written a controversial plan that would eliminate the bachillerato test requirement for high school students who do not …

Nina ThurauPresidential Candidate Proposes Elimination of Test Requirement in Costa Rica

Schools Resume Classes in Colon and Capira, Panama

When schools were re-opened in the districts of Colon and Capira in Panama on Thursday, November 28, the Ministry of Education, MEDUCA, announced that children will resume classes with or …

Mantra RoySchools Resume Classes in Colon and Capira, Panama

In Guatemala, Violent Student Protests Rock Local Schools

In Guatemala City, protesting students have taken over their schools for the past several weeks. Outside Aplicacion Belem Normal School, students could be seen protesting and confronting the riot police. …

Sera YooIn Guatemala, Violent Student Protests Rock Local Schools

The Sustainable Development Generation: Rio+20 Conference Calls Youth to Action Worldwide

Despite some sense of disillusionment amongst global media outlets regarding the difficulty of implementing tangible results from the recent United Nations Conference On Sustainable Development in Brazil (Rio+20), stakeholders still tout …

Lauren RiggsThe Sustainable Development Generation: Rio+20 Conference Calls Youth to Action Worldwide

Read This! More Books Needed in Africa and Costa Rica

Books For Africa, a non-profit that donates used books from libraries, schools, and the community is asking for help in raising $9,800 USD in donations to ship books. Since 1988, …

Amanda BraggRead This! More Books Needed in Africa and Costa Rica

Campaign for “Love and Freedom” Changes Lives in Nicaragua

Young people act out a flash-theater scene

Surrounded by their audience in a spacious room, a dozen young people dressed in black perform flash theater: a boy hands a bouquet of flowers to a girl; two girls …

Sara Van NoteCampaign for “Love and Freedom” Changes Lives in Nicaragua