After School Learning Initiatives
Global Learning kicked off a new year of Year-Round Programs in Nicaragua and Costa Rica in December 2012. Teams of local volunteers, with support from the US crew, will develop and lead innovative Extended Day Learning Programs for children in the communities in San Jorge, Nicaragua and Liberia, Costa Rica. These programs complement the goals of the School Enrichment Programs running in Liberia and San Jorge, and expand Global Learning’s reach by providing students with year-round contact with role models from the local and international community.
Extended Day Learning Programs run after school hours and include Soñamos con Arte (Dreaming with Art) and Adelante, si podemos! (Forward, yes we can!). Soñamos is a program in which students express their dreams for themselves and the world through art and build life skills to expand their life opportunities. Adelante is a self-defense and self-esteem building program designed to empower young girls and help them recognize their true strength.