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Nonprofit Association pro Culture, Education and Psychology for infants and adolescents.

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Welcome to CEPIA 

CEPIA stands for Culture, Education and Psychology for Infants and Adolescents and is a Costarican non-profit organisation that seeks to promote culture, health, sports and education for children and teenagers and their families from poor backgrounds in the communities of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Since 2005.


Poverty, Violence, school drop out, health problems, unemployment...are an every day reality for thousands of children and families in Guanacaste. CEPIA (Culture, Education and Psychology for Infants and Adolescents) is a nationally accredited non-profit organization, located Guanacaste, Costa Rica that supports hundreds of children, teenagers, and their families from poor backgrounds, through after-school programs, psychological help for victims, educational projects for high-risk youth, professional trainings, Food bank, a library, movie nights etc. CEPIA received the French-German Prize of Human Rights 2012 in Costa Rica. Our board president Laetitia is selected as a Fellow of the Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI), a branch of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. In August 2014, CEPIA built the Community Center of Guanacaste, a model for community development, human capital and economical development.




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