You might be surprised to learn that the government barely supports the schools here. There is talk the teachers may go on strike, like in Honduras right now. It's a real problem, funding. This photo was taken at the daycare center in Jaco for preschoolers and they are in need. For some kids, the meal they receive here is the best meal of their day. Please contact me if you would like to contribute to the "Rice and Beans" food drive. firstname.lastname@example.org
Awhile back, I went with a group to most of the schools in Garibito. Some of the conditions were shocking. Photos can be seen on my Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ticamachatourscostarica/
under "sets" with "escuela" name.