Costa Rica Program History
In December of 1993 seven participants flew to Costa Rica on GSC’s first project, a rainforest preservation and beach restoration program. GSC volunteer participants have worked with ten different Costa Rican communities in such fields as organic gardening, teaching English, health programs, sustainable development, and rainforest preservation.
In 1999, GSC was honored to establish a relationship with David Brower and received a grant from the Brower Fund to collaborate on the Global CPR (Conservation, Preservation and Restoration) Program in Costa Rica. This allowed GSC to expand its conservation work in Costa Rica.
In 2001, GSC decided to concentrate its conservation and other community development work in Tanzania, and closed the Costa Rica program. Between 1993 and 2001 a total of 136 GSC volunteers assisted Costa Rican communities in the areas of organic gardening, teaching English, health programs, sustainable development, and rainforest preservation.
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