The mission of La Asociación CREAR is to provide supplemental educational, recreational, and career opportunities for community members, primarily youth with limited resources, in the rural beach communities surrounding Playa Sámara in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, by offering a wide variety of innovative programs focusing on academic and artistic education, environmental consciousness, health, and socio-cultural development.
"No te arrepentirás," my friend jokes with the taxi driver as we get into a cab on our way to Boca del Toro, a gorgeous viewpoint that overlooks several beaches; knowing neither of us have enough Colones for the usual fare-price to get there and back we reassure the driver he will not regret taking us there.
After just about 2 two weeks of being in our new location, the Salon Comunal of Samara, we have encountered our share of issues. Don't get us wrong, the Community Center is wonderful, offering ample space, a public and communal area for the children and community at large, room for the library and for organizational growth.
Change is in this air this week as CREAR changes offices. After being stationed in a garage for the last 1.5yrs, CREAR has been giving the opportunity to move into the Salon Comunal of Samara.
A big hello from La Asociacion CREAR! After 2 weeks of mid-year camp with the children of Playa Samara and El Torito, we return to program as usual for the local community. This year’s mid-year camp was a major success thanks to the help of a number of volunteers, local business and agencies. Here is a little recap of the activities.
CREAR Reorganized Samara’s Public Library
Después del año mas exitoso en la historia de CREAR estamos súper emocionados de empezar con nuestros proyectos del 2014. Para destacar algunos:
Ahora CREAR estáofreciendo clases de inglés gratuitas a los niños de Sámara . Los martes y los jueves de 10:30 am- 11:30 am, tenemos una maestra certificada en TEFL y ella estámuy emocionada de conocer a sus nuevos estudiantes!
We are pleased to introduce Tess McGrath as the newest member of the CREAR Team. Tess will be the Volunteer Coordinator for the organization. Here is a little more information about Tess.
CREAR is always seeking qualified and caring individuals to volunteer in our programs. Live on the beach in beautiful Costa Rica while helping the children and the communities in and around Playa Sámara.
After a very successful 3 weeks of English class, with the help of 16 volunteers from GS Learners, CREAR is eager to continue offering ESL instruction, but a teacher is needed.
CREAR is looking got the following: