Welcome to Costa Rica!
Field Note Category: Palmares, Costa Rica
It’s been a big week for the Palmares staff! We’ve hit many milestones, and we could not be more excited to welcome our participants to San José. Last weekend, we went on a retreat to the Río Macho Forest Reserve with our Costa Rican counterparts from our partner agency Casa de la Juventud. Our time … Read More
Before I arrived in Costa Rica, I wasn’t sure what to expect from our staff house in Palmares. Now that I am here, I couldn’t be more excited about the set-up. The staff of our project is staying at Jóvenes Que Salvan Jóvenes, a sister organization to our partner agency, Casa de la Juventud. The … Read More
Recently, the Palmares, Costa Rica team has come together to make the final installments for the project’s staff house. Joining us were members from Casa de la Juventud (CASA), our in-country partner agency, and dozens of local youth from surrounding communities. Given that this summer marks the launch of this brand-new project, there was a … Read More
Palmares, Costa Rica: Meet Your Project Director! Hi everyone! My name is Derek Schadel and I’m from Findlay, Ohio. I’m passionate about culture, social and economic inclusion, education, and Colombian tinto (coffee)! I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Spanish from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. I also have a graduate specialization diploma in Social Evaluation of Projects from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. During … Read More