GIFT of EDUCATION
Give the gift of education this holiday season!
Each year, hundreds of kids in Talamanca can’t start the first day of school because they are unable to purchase even the most basic school supplies. We have learned that if a child isn’t properly equipped from the start, chances he or she will succeed are slim. Education makes all the difference, these kids need your help.
Supplies are collected now for distribution at school’s start in February. You can make a gift straight to the drive or give on behalf of the person who already has everything. Your gift goes straight to the supply drive, and in return, you get a lovely certificate or a gift card honoring your generosity.
Levels of donating:
You can donate the needed materials (see attached list of required supplies) or any amount you’d like;
US$1+ buys some pens or a notebook,
$75 buys all of the school supplies for one kid for one year!
We have committed to adopting all 49 grade school aged children in the community of Meleruk in the BriBri Indigenous Territory in Alta-Talamanca. If we raise enough to purchase all of the school supplies, and then exceed that goal, we’ll buy the uniforms, and hopefully even everybody’s shoes!
As of January 9th, we received donations to get all of the school supplies for
With any donated amount (actual materials or cash) we will present you with a certificate of adoption to commemorate your donation. Or make your donation in someone else’s name; it makes a great gift for that person on your list who has everything!
100% of each gift is used to purchase school supplies (donations on paypal we have to deduct their fee.)
Thanks to all who have helped educate Talamanca’s students over the years!
2006: Three boatloads of Holiday gifts and school supplies to Coroma
2007: 50 students: Manzanillo & Patino.
2008: 39 students: San Jose Cabecar
2009: 110 Students: Katsi, el Parque, the High School & Grade school in Coroma
2010 50 students: Boca Cuen & Valle de Estrella
2011: 140 students: Carbon 1, Patiño, & KekoLdi
2012: 62 students: the Suri School
2013 GOAL: All 49 in Meleruk (if we exceed our goal we’ll get uniforms too!)
PayPal donations through
Click below to specify the amount you would like to donate to the school supply drive for the kids in Meleruk!
100% of your donation (minus paypal fees) goes to purchase school supplies for students in Talamanca who may otherwise not be able to attend school.
Thanks to the donators so far this year, for the 2013 school year:
Jungle Love Café
Loco Natural Jungle Houses
La Kukula Lodge
Chimuri Jungle Retreat
Pierre & Patrice
The Hidden Garden
The Families: Truitt, Bennet, Galvin, Shafer, Stevens, Kilby, Rawstron, Pettegrew, Travis, Berg, Veltman, Buffile, Dario de Bordon, & Shellee, “Fransizzimo”, 2 nameless tourists
We’ve adopted 24 students!
Just 25 students to go!
That’s $1,799.97 raised so far, we need about $3675
Full accounting will be communicated to donors (and available upon request if you like)
In order to avoid paypal fees and have 100% of your donation go to purchasing school supplies you can send donation to the following:
IN Costa Rica
Deposits can be dropped off at ATEC and we’ll get you a factura timbrada (offical receipt) or you can make deposits in one of the following bank accounts—HOWEVER Make sure you send us an email so we can make sure your deposit came through and so we can send you your certificate of Thanks!
Asociación Talamanqueña de Ecotourism y Conservación
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151 001 200 200 15341
ENA ECOTURISTIC A PTO VIE
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O en Banco San José
Asoc Talamanqueña de Ecoturismo y Conserv
HELP THE LOCAL CHILDREN OF PUERTO VIEJO!
2012 is almost over, a new year is coming up – Time to make changes!
Every single person has different wishes, hopes, and goals for 2013.
I, as a volunteer from Germany who works in ATEC, personally want to help the youngest generation of Puerto Viejo.
The CEN, Center of Education and Nutrition, is a local institution which supports the education and nutrition of families in order to improve their children’s future.
By providing pregnant mothers and infants with food as well as providing children at the age of 2 to 7 with daily care and education, the government is trying to improve the situation of the local families of Costa Rica.
In order to gain a development, I believe, a secure and nice environment for the children is necessary!
Unfortunately regarding CEN it is quite the contrary. Constantly they have to deal with robbery, destruction, and flooding.
The children only have an extremely little amount of toys and school supply. Their nap at midday they have to take on the cold ground.
Furthermore the playground is completely broken, which not only affects the possibilities of enjoyment but also is a daily danger for them.
Despite all this I have never seen so open-minded, loving and happy children like those before!
Obviously they are aware of all the problems they are surrounded by, but nevertheless none of them loses their remarkable positive attitude.
By observing and getting to know them I figured it wouldn’t take much to put a big smile on their face for the new year 2013. Therefore I decided to rebuild their playground.
To involve the local people, I will implement my plan together with the children of the High School at the end of December.
Furthermore a lot of volunteers offered their support and are now working together with me. Unfortunately though still a lot of financial support is missing.
As I said- every single person himself knows their personal wishes, hopes, and goals for the upcoming year, but maybe you are one of those people who want to somehow help others who truly need your support.
If so, the children of Puerto Viejo, their parents, and I would more than appreciate your donation!
Give & receive- this, I believe, reflects this very special intercultural relationship.
We can all together give a little bit to make a change and at the same time receive a lot – thankfulness and smiling children!
Furthermore by donating for this project, you will receive a Christmas thank you card which will always remember you of this very special contribution…
If you are interested in my project and would like to read more about it, Click Here
CoopeTalamancaSos (CTS) is a cooperative developing sustainable alternatives to petroleum in order to promote community and environmental health in Talamanca. CoopeTalamancaSos’ main projects include producing and distributing second generation biodiesel and Klean Air Fuel (KAF). The biodiesel is made out of used vegetable oil from local restaurants, thereby mitigating the contamination of the local environment. KAF is a fuel made out of organic agricultural waste that burns cleanly and can be used in all engines. The cooperative stimulates the local economy by engaging with community members, local organizations, and agricultural producers. CoopeTalamancaSos represents a community response to the global oil crisis and is successfully developing sustainable solutions.
Things we need:
• Educational materials (books, dvds, magazines, etc.) on biofuel and clean energy
• Funds to build an education centre and Klean Air Fuel (KAF) pilot plant in Talamanca
Visitors are welcome to contact us to visit our biodiesel production site or talk to us about any of our other ongoing projects.
If you would to contribute, learn more, or visit, please contact:
Ashley de Regil: or Emily Yozell:
Cell: (506) 8355-9200 Cell: (506) 8384-8397