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Girls for Success

A Peace through Yoga Foundation Project

Costa Rica 

Mission

The purpose of the Girls for Success program is to enrich, educate, and empower girls in the rural area of Hone Creek and the surrounding community in Costa Rica.

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Vision

Our vision is to provide a learning environment where each student feels supported, respected and encouraged to reach their fullest intellectual and earning potential. We intend that all students become life-long learners, become economically self-sufficient and develop the poise and confidence to assume leadership positions in their communities. 

What we do

The Girls for Success Center provides daily after-school English classes to girls ages 6 to 12. The three-hour classes are offered by a teacher with advanced command of the English language. The program also offers additional classes in sewing, crochet, art and business skills. Each month, students participate in a life skills workshop or an educational excursion. For high school aged girls, we offer The Bilingual Club, to further their proficiency in English and to inspire them to pursue a university education and a career. New for 2023, we have added STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) workshops once monthly for all of our students.

New Girls for Success School Architectural Design 

OUR GIVING BOARD

Thank you for making this project happen

We have $13,300 left out of the total $85,000 for lot and building of our new school. 

Won't you donate today and have your name listed below?!

Jennifer and Jane Adams, Cynthia Baffa, Gina and Steve Baffa-Caputo, Jeanne Marie Baffa, Darin Bassett, Dennis Bassett, Karla Becker, Wilma Berends, Mary L Boustani, Durena Bridegroom, Amy Caputo, Marwan Chabril, Naga Chalasa, Prasad Chalasani, Chinthala PC DBA, Ellie and Christopher Clapp, Tracey Cobb, Narsing R. and Sridevi Damera, Greg Deeds, Ankit and Archita Desai, Joe Fiasco, Holly Hospel and Richard L. Doying, Joe and Deb Fiasco, Gerardo Ramierez Garza, Marwan Ghabril, Ghoman, Praseeda Govindadas and Krishna Govindadas, Brewster Harding, Sharla Harker, Timothy and Lisa Hinds, Holly Hosptel and Richard L. Doying, Janet and Nick Jones, Donna Kaplowitz, Cynthia Kenyon, Shashank Behere, Satya Kolli, Kathleen and Jeff Korgen, Chandrashekhar A Kubal and Uma C Kubal, Ashley and Dave Lancer, Olivia Lancer, Haripriya Maddur, Laurie Mathiasen, Michigan State University (MSU, through generous industrial sponsors, is contriuting materials and professional services of up to $10,000 toward the center), Lacey Monroe, Anitra and Tim Murphy,Jasmine Parkins,  Heather C Perdue and Dr Neil H Perdue, Diva Pulikal, Anil & Archana Ranginani, Raman P Rao and Madhavi P Rao, Wade Rickaby, Terry and Tracie Romp, Patty Rose, James and Judy Schneider, Lynda Schoberth, Jill Shink, Nancy Spohn, Daniel Sutkovs, Jennifer Ulrich, Srinivas Vallapuri and Indira Vallapuri, Ruba Vasireddy, Shireesha Vuppalanchi, Anonymous friend of Jean Deeds. 

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DONATE OR BECOME A PROGRAM SPONSOR TODAY

Peace through Yoga Foundation is a 501c3 charity and 100% of all donations go directly to support the Girls for Success program 

Our annual budget for this year-round program includes a full-time English teacher, a sewing teacher, rent and upkeep of our center that includes a classroom and library in the heart of rural Hone Creek, monthly field trips/life skills workshops for our 16 student (age 7-12 years old), a Girls for Success Club for high school students,  a sewing revenue project, guest speakers, and art and music activities.

Current Needs:

  • $500 to sponsor a girl annually (receive monthly newsletters from the teacher and quarterly letters from "your girl")

  • $300 for a sewing machine

  • $175 for a student's bicycle and lock

  • $150 for one field trip 

  • $100 for one month toward sewing teacher

  • Any “general fund” amount given is greatly appreciated. 

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