The development organization Hivos is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Putting the individual person in the center of their work, its associates have been advocating many different areas of social interaction: Women’s rights, sustainability, diversity - you name it!
Six high-schoolers and their students thought the grand prize of the contest they had won was attending a prestigious San José conference, but NASA deputy project director, Costa Rican Sandra Cauffman, had a surprise up her sleeve.
The #GraciasCostaRica campaign invites members of the public to upload messages thanking Costa Rica for what it's given them. The messages help raise awareness of nonprofit initiatives in education, conservation and rural development.
Young people took the stage to tell their stories of coming to Culture, Education and Psychology for Infants and Adolescents (CEPIA), the organization that Laetitia Deweer cofounded with her friend and fellow Belgian Lotje Deridder to improve the quality of life of impoverished Guanacaste children and teenagers and their families.