Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty in Costa Rica
Group VolunteeringFor the last fifteen years, our Costa Rican Program has been working with community daycares to improve the lives of children and single mothers. In Costa Rica, approximately 31% of the population are single mothers. More than 12% of primary school children drop out of the education system entirely due to not having the support they need at home. Daycares are essential to breaking the cycle of poverty that often exists in single parent households, by providing a safe and education-focused space for children.
Volunteering in Tecpán With Kaqchikel Maya
Volunteer Abroad“There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 percent of the world's population, but account for 15 percent of the poorest”(United Nations Indigenous Day). Cross-Cultural Solutions works with indigenous populations, among the most underserved populations, throughout the world to alleviate their plight. In Tecpán, the first Capital of Guatemala, 90% of the population is indigenous people.
A Weekend Trip In Guatemala
Volunteer AbroadHayden Kemp, Program Specialist for Guatemala shares her incredible journey through the lush, ‘cloud forest’ of Guatemala, El Biotopo.
OSU Student Changes Lives in Thailand
Volunteer AbroadFrom teaching English to the sweetest students in a Thai school, to exploring the jungles of Asia with elephants, CCS Thailand fostered the most incredible experience for Ohio State University’s Kim Hosbach.
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