Aprender y Crecer Wins Community Contribution Award

Aprender y Crecer and PriceSmart received the Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) 2010 Community Contribution Award in the area of Education. This award is a recognition given annually to those business members of AmCham who have one or more programs focused on improving the quality of life of community neighbors where the businesses operate. The programs considered are in the social, environmental and/or educational areas.

With the purpose of improving the educational opportunities of our students, Aprender y Crecer and PriceSmart work together to improve education in Costa Rica and other countries in the region. Aprender y Crecer works jointly with the sponsored schools, providing school supplies for the students, materials for the teachers, educational materials and hygiene and cleaning supplies for the schools. In exchange, the students, parents, teachers and administrative staff commit to improve and innovate in the teaching and learning process, maintain a clean and safe school environment, support the students at home, be creative in their lessons and focus on new school projects. During 2010 Aprender y Crecer sponsored 8,000 students and more than 470 teachers and equipped near 300 classrooms in 17 schools in Costa Rica.

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For more information on Aprender y Crecer visit our website www.aprenderycrecer.org.