One week in an indigenous reserve of Costa Rica.
The Good Project’s Volunteer Trip is a biannual alternative break program offered January and May-June of every year. It is an adventure that takes you deep into Costa Rica’s Talamanca mountains where resides one of the nation’s remote indigenous group, the Cabecar. The general objectives of this program is to collaborate with Costa Rican locals and Cabecar leaders in carrying out various projects that supports their education, healthcare, and strengthens their cultural identity.
Every trip involves different activities and goals. Very quickly you will become embedded in their community and encounter different ways of living, engage in cross-cultural experiential learning, discover a new language, experience a unique ecosystem, and make life long friends. It is a true cross-cultural immersion adventure and way to serve our indigenous friends.
Sinoli High School
Located in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica’s Cartago state is an indigenous group known as the Cabecar. They are considered the country’s most remote tribe holding onto much of their traditional customs and beliefs. They reside in the Talamanca Mountain range with a population of roughly 10,000 dispersed throughout the Chirripo regions.
As of 2015, there is a full-functioning primary school in Sinoli village located in Upper Chirripo. The Cabecar community, including the youth, expressed the need for a high school so that they can continue their education within the confines for their territory and in an environment that is culturally sensitive to their traditional lifestyles. Teachers and a director have been provided by the Costa Rican government. The construction and maintenance of the high school, however, is on the burden of the Cabecar community. The Good Project and Voz Que Clama are devoted to expend time, funds, labor, and resources ensuring the school remains operational and that its needs are met.
January 2018 Trip
Dates: Jan. 3th – 15th
Price: Contact us for pricing: [email protected]inthegoodproject.com