Help Children in rural communities Help Children in rural communities Santa Cruz, Costa Rica Santacultura
We support small schools located in rural areas where children come from low in come families.

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Project Details

Santacultura offers a volunteer program to support children's education from rural schools in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

      Who we are?

Santacultura is a small local organization located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Was founded  by Liza a costarrican teacher. After years working for private schools by the richest touristic places in Guanacaste, she decided to create Santacultura with the intention to help with the education of  children from low in come families whom lives in remotes areas near to her community.

Liza has the honor of creating all of the activities at Santacultura, she provide an exclusive, personalized and unique volunteer experience. An important part to be a small organization is the chance to work closely with the school teacher and volunteers. Santacultura is a small local organization located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

What we do?

Santacultura works with one of the most needy schools in the community. It is a small school directed by only 1 teacher who is in charge of 26 students, all of them from differents learning levels and grades ( 1st to 6th grade) sharing the same classroom ( children do not received music class, art, physical education and english).

With the help of volunteers we create teaching materials, educational games, environmental activities and English classes to reinforce the learning of the children. We are also working for a after school program to offer more activities and entertaiment to the students because the school schedule its only from 7 am to 12:30.

 Where we work?

We are based in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica is a typical rural and local town. Its inhabitants are a big group of farmers, fishermen, workers and employees.


Santa Cruz is the main rural town before to get at the most popular beaches and tourist attractions in Guanacaste. It’s a city declared National folk town and also as a Blue Zone ( a region of the world where people commonly past the age of 100 years because theirs healthy life style and diet)


The school is located in Bernabela a very small town, where families lives basic and work for farms. The town consists basically of a soccer field, church, one grocery store and the school.


Children who attend this school do not have the opportunity to attend schools in the center of town because the parents do not have transportation to take them and the bad conditions of the roads.


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Our  mission is to support the local communities by offering educational classses  to children from rural schools.



Provide didactic materials, english lessons, art projects, educational games and environmental activities to improve the children’s education.



Ø  To help the community by offering educational opportunities for the children's learning process.

 ØTo provide teaching resources to support the teacher’s work.

  Ø  To give the children the opportunity to discover and learn by different ways.


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for flexible, enthusiastic, independently and responsible volunteers that help us to support the daily work on this school.

Why choose us?

    ü  Because there are not support from the local government or any organization on this area, only Santacultura.

ü   üThe school really needs help and Santacultura is making big efforts to bring support to those children.

    ü  Flexibility with our program and services because our main interest is to receive any kind of help to make our children happy.

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NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
Contact Person
Liza Mena
Liza Mena
Spoken Languages

Social Impact

Our project motivates children from rural communities to study and prepare for a better future regardless of economic limitations. Also we are promoting the importance of social and educational values ​​in the families of the community making a positive change in the way of their thoughts encouraging them to see the many learning opportunities they have to grow through a good education.
Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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