U.S. agency donates $1 million to Tico NGOs

February 5, 2013

The U.S. Central America Regional Security Initiative on Monday made ​​a donation of $1 million to five nongovernmental organizations operating in Costa Rica.

Fundavida, Acción Joven, World Vision, MarViva and Boy with a Ball, received funds for their work with at-risk youth.

The donation will be used to develop programs to combat violence, illicit drug use and school dropout rates.

The NGOs must use the funds on programs that benefit at-risk youth and to fight poverty across the country.

U.S. Ambassador Anne S. Andrew stressed the importance of the work performed by these agencies: “As an embassy, our goal is to partner with innovative organizations that are achieving a sustainable impact. By offering opportunities for at-risk youth and to support activities that create economic opportunities for communities, you are sowing the seeds of a more prosperous and secure future for Costa Rica.”

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

PeaceJam to host first Youth Summit in Costa Rica
Peace Talks
310 views
Peace Talks
310 views

PeaceJam to host first Youth Summit in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 19, 2018

Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams will headline the first PeaceJam Youth Summit in Costa Rica next month. The event, scheduled…

The energy of sound
Pic of the Day
332 views
Pic of the Day
332 views

The energy of sound

Alissa Grosskopf - October 19, 2018

“Sound is vibration, vibration is energy and that energy is light,” said Costa Rican musician Carlos "Tapado" Vargas. Apart from…

Human rights defender Alvaro Leiva: ‘There is a permanent darkness in Nicaragua’
Nicaragua
614 views
Nicaragua
614 views

Human rights defender Alvaro Leiva: ‘There is a permanent darkness in Nicaragua’

Katherine Stanley - October 19, 2018

When Alvaro Leiva took the stage at a recent fundraiser for Nicaraguan refugees and immigrants in Costa Rica, all eyes…