7th-graders to get ‘JumpStart’ in English
The Costa Rica Multilingüe Foundation, a nonprofit housed at Casa Presidencial, has announced a new initiative to begin in January: JumpStart Costa Rica, an intensive English day camp for incoming seventh-grade students who attended rural primary schools without English teachers. The goal of the initiative, which this year will be held in the Los Santos region south of San José, is to prepare the kids for the classes they will begin at public high schools in February, by familiarizing them with English and reinforcing the academic skills they will need to succeed in seventh grade and beyond.
Costa Rica Multilingüe will be assessing and monitoring the students’ progress not only during the monthlong camp, led by volunteer EFL teachers from the United States, but also throughout their seventh-grade year, in hopes of expanding the initiative nationwide in coming years.
The foundation has set a fundraising goal of $5,000 in order to be able to provide lunch and snacks for the kids, print materials, offer special workshops for parents, and cover other camp costs. Donations at three levels, $25, $50, or $100, are suggested, though any amount will make a difference. Donors who provide contact information will receive updates about and from the kids on their progress.
Donations – tax-deductible in the United States – can be made online through Amigos of Costa Rica: www.amigosofcostarica.org/get-involved/express-donation/donate?reset=1&id=30. Donations may also be made to the foundation’s Banco Nacional accounts, 100-01-171-385-7 colones, 100-02-171-401-8 dollars, or SINPE accounts, 15117110010003850 colones, 15117110020004017 dollars.
You may be interested
Costa Rica reopens 15 more protected wildlife areasAlejandro Zúñiga - June 2, 2020
Costa Rica has reopened 15 more protected wildlife areas, the Environment Ministry (MINAE) announced this week. Below are the protected…
Costa Rica adds 21 new coronavirus cases, announces regional driving restrictionsAlejandro Zúñiga - June 2, 2020
Costa Rica confirmed 21 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 1,105 cumulative known cases, the Health…
UK announces repatriation flight from Costa Rica to LondonThe Tico Times - June 2, 2020
The United Kingdom has announced a repatriation flight from Costa Rica for Britons who need to return home during the…