A group of 6 young people painted a mural on one of the CEPIA walls under the theme “My Tree of Life”. The mural was done as a workshop task and it represents dreams, safety net, and life’s achievements.
World ping-pong champion, Soo Yeon Lee from South Korea, visited CEPIA and shared her experience with 10 young people. They also played ping pong together. Not every day you can play ping pong with a real champion.
CEPIA started a lifeguard program on Saturdays thanks to ConnectOcean. That will make young people work: connection with nature, teamwork, following rules and fellowship.
2019 Young Entrepreneurs and Creatives Program obtained excellent results. Scholl dropout was the main risk factor. We are very happy to share the excellent results of the 31 people who participated in this program that took place from April 2019 till March 2020: 65% continued their studies during 2019, 19% started jobs during 2019, 3% remained in a protection program by PANI (Children’s National Protection Organization in Costa Rica). There is no record that the 13% remaining are still studying.
We share one of the young people´s experiences: “I am Jonathan Alemán Carmona. It was one of the most beautiful experiences and thanks to the teacher and good colleagues I was able to get ahead. I made friends, it was good to share with boys my age, we were going swimming, surfing, we even went on a trip to La Arena de Liberia prison”