Art Beyond Borders – Costa Rica Project

We are proud to say that we have an ongoing self-sustaining program in Cartago, Costa Rica! After dedicating six years to Escuela Nuestra SeƱora de Fatima school, they have been running the program on their own since 2011! We are now implementing the same program in two community centers in Ethiopia. If you are interested in joining us on our yearly trip, please visit the Ethiopia page.

What Is The Project About?

“My volunteer experience is Costa Rica was amazing because of the relationships I formed with the children. I was quickly reminded of the infinite potential of children. An amazing experience!” – 2011 team member.

“I am a creative person and have always enjoyed/seen the importance of giving back to the community and helping others. I have been a part of many service organizations/mission trips in the past and was really excited to find a program that combines my passions (design, creativity, art) and helping people (especially children!). Art is so important and gives children confidence, passion, fun, and a way to express themselves that words cannot. It is also beautiful how art transcends language, culture, and age.” -2013 applicant

Drawchange had a six-year commitment to Fatima School in Cartago, Costa Rica. From 2010-2015 we traveled as an organization to bring love and hope to the Diques community of Cartago, Costa Rica. We traveled and lived as a volunteer family while serving the school daily. Although our six year commitment is over, we continue to provide support to ensure drawchange stays at Fatima School.

If You Want To Support The Project

The project needs your tangible support. We send curriculum and art supplies to Fatima School on a regular basis. There are costs associated with running the program. Additionally, you may support the school by sponsoring a child. You will send a $25 donation to a specific child and receive letters and photos in return. It is a very rewarding experience. You may email us at sponsorship@drawchange.org to learn more and start a sponsorship. Please click here and notate “Costa Rica Project” to make a project-specific donation.

Photo Albums From Previous Trips

Please visit these online albums for all of our photos!

2010: The Beginning. Nothing but sadness and tears on our last day.
2011: “Thank you so much for returning!”
2012: “Can’t wait to see you next year!”
2013: “We missed our friends!”
2014: Everywhere we turned there was a five year celebration for us!
2015: Will you be a part of our amazing memories?