To teach and guide students to Jesus and prepare them for the future.
Monteverde is a tourist area surrounded by a lot of trees and green bush, it is located up in the mountains of Costa Rica. It is pretty humid with the occasional chilly day with all of the rain and wind that can pick up. The views are absolutely gorgeous and there are quite a few areas that you can explore, very safe to walk alone during the day if you so wish and there are a lot of wonderful places to go eat and walk and go to see, as well as many exotic animals to look at. The school is bilingual, and students are encouraged to practice their English while in class. Grade levels are k-6 with about 35 students total. There is a pathfinder club that would also love the help as well. The quickest way to the children's hearts is through a good game of futbol. If you beat them, they will admire you. If you let them win, they will love you.
|Average fundraising goal||$3,500|
|Stipend||About $150 per month|
|Requirements||You will need a visa. One option is to apply for a tourist visa where you will have to leave the country and reapply every 90 days.|
|Language||The local language spoken is Spanish, however since it is a tourist town English is widely spoken. You will also be teaching English to the students.|
|Timeline||Full year, 10 months|
Beans and rice are the stable items. Typical meals include pastas, soups, and veggies. There is a farmers market that is open every Friday where you can purchase fresh fruits and veggies like mangoes, papaya, mamones, guayabas, etc.
A spacious studio apartment with a toilet and shower is in the school building built specifically for foreign volunteers. The room itself can accommodate three people comfortably. There is a wardrobe, beds, a nightstand, and a table (if they did not already move it out of the apartment). The shower includes hot water, but it is rationed. Electricity and WIFI are fairly stable, excepting in aggressive wind or rainstorms. The kitchen is shared by the school and the church. This includes a fridge, gas stove and oven, microwave, laundry machine (no dryer), and a repurposed china cupboard to store dry goods. Any dry goods should be stored in rodent-proof containers. Bring a few with you if you can.