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Costa Rica Volunteering

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My family had a great adventure this summer whereby we traveled to San Jose, Costa Rica. Our volunteer project was helping to renovate a school for young, local impoverished children.

While in Costa Rica we lived with a local family just outside of San Jose and used public transit to get to our work project daily.

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Home away from home

My husband, daughters and I helped to make this school a little nicer than we found it.

While the work seemed like a small contribution, it was fun to do as a family.

 

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Dr. Marianna’s handiwork

My husband and oldest daughter, Natasha, dry walled (taped and mudded) and then painted a new wall, while my youngest, Vanessa, and I decorated the walls with various motifs.

 

 

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Vanessa’s Creativity

Vanessa loved this project as she was able to let her creative side shine.

Our girls learned new skills; we honed our Spanish and experienced a simpler, less hurried life. While the accommodations were basic, we were fed well and treated kindly.

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Natasha’s artistry

International Volunteer Headquarters (IVHQ) organized the homestay and volunteer project along with the local Costa Rican volunteer company Maximo Nivel.

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