What better way for a child to spend a good part of the year-end school vacation than with friends, making art, playing sports and doing environmental protection activities during the different programs of Nosara’s Escuelita Summer School?
This year, two schools will open their doors during the month of January.
Serapio Lopez School in Nosara will welcome kids between the ages of 5 and15, January 12 to 30 every day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Those who want to participate in the summer school should go to the school to enroll on January 8 or 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and pay 2,000 colones (about $3.75) for tuition, although scholarships will be available for those who cannot pay. They can also contact Saskia Ellemeet at [email protected]
According to Sarah Antonson, one of the activity organizers, the fee is minimal to help cover the cost of materials, since a large portion of the costs are covered by donations and sponsors.
La Esperanza Joins the Summer Program
During 2015, La Esperanza School will also have activities for children that are already enrolled in that school, January 5 to 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
According to Linda Tarlow, program organizer, they will have music, acting, painting, waste management and sports, with seven teachers that will help children learn while having fun.
Tarlow said that admission is completely free for students, and if a child wants to participate in these workshops but is not enrolled in the school, they can talk to the school director or go on January 5th.
In addition to the classes, the children will take trips to the beach so that those who don’t know how to swim can learn.
If you want your company to collaborate with these initiatives or want to contribute financially, you can do so by writing to [email protected] for Nosara or [email protected] to help in La Esperanza.