Costa Rica is one of Gate 1 Foundation's earliest country collaborators. The Foundation supports three schools in Costa Rica, all located in Alajuela Province in the North central region of the country, northwest of the capital, San Jose. Situated in the shadow of Arenal National Park and its active volcano of the same name, San Carlos Canton is home to all three of our supported schools here, some 20 miles North of the nearest town, La Fortuna, known as "The Gateway to Arenal."
OUR IMPACTThe projects the Foundation has funded in Costa Rica include new playgrounds, new roofing, furniture, computer labs, including teacher training in computer maintenance and use, air conditioning and alarm systems, and a water tower and tank. In addition to these building and infrastructure projects funded by the Foundation, Gate 1 invites tour passengers, who visit our schools as part of their itineraries, to bring small items that are needed but in short supply, to give to the school's students. In this way, Gate 1 Foundation is able to supplement its large-scale contributions with essential educational supplies, which students' families are often unable to afford, thereby multiplying our positive impact on communities.
GIFTS TO BRING IF YOU'RE VISITING:
- Pencils (colored and/or lead, not crayons)