Our Goals include:
- A shift towards long-term sustainable educational programmes
- Local environmental education initiatives
- Support extra-curricular activities including Sports, Arts and more
Our GVI participants and staff have started an exciting new partnership in Bahia Ballena town and Quepos itself. This is a program run by UNPD in partnership with local authorities and the local community aiming to reduce the amount of young people at risk and to provide them with tools to prevent violence and get reinserted to the productivity chain in the society. The program is called Integral Security and Prevention of Violence Affecting Children, Adolescents and Young People in Costa Rica and the role of GVI is to provide the English classes as a mean to improve their skills set to facilitate the reinsertion of the young beneficiaries of the project and/or to create an adequate environment for the development of it.
How this project makes a difference:
In this region of Costa Rica, much of the local economy is built on tourism. In an effort to better serve the American and European traveller population, being able to speak and write in English is vitally important with the number one request from the local school board for more English teachers.
GVI directly serves this need by bringing native English speakers to the community to teach.
*During Easter and Christmas holidays the attendance tends to decrease. In situations like these we provide one-to-one tutoring to the students.
Quepos' short, mid, and long-term objectives
All of our programs have short, mid and long-term objectives that fit with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This enables us to report on our collaborative impact across the world in a streamlined manner, measuring which UN SDGs we are making a substantial contribution to. Furthermore, this will help our local partners and communities measure and visualize their contribution to the UN SDGs.Upon arrival to
Upon arrival to base, you will be educated about the history of the UN SDGs. You will learn about the specific goals of your location, the long-, mid- and short-term objectives, and also clarification of how your personal, shorter-term involvement contributes to these goals on a global level.
Our aim is to educate you on local and global issues, so that you continue to act as active global citizens after your program, helping to fulfil our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.
Learn about the long-term objectives you will be contributing to in Quepos:
1. Improve access to education and wellness to El Cocal community
2, Increase environmental awareness in the local community
3. Improve English literacy levels in Quepos community and surrounded areas
4. Ensure that GVI Quepos base provides volunteers and interns unique, safe, responsible travel experiences, exceptional training and career development opportunities, and facilitate the ability to make a real difference