Did you see the performance of the folklore dance troupe at the Independence Day celebration in Brasilito on September 17th? ACCAI offers multiple opportunities designed to stimulate the potential and creative capacity of our adolescents and in this case also other members of our community. Now our folk dance group rehearses twice a week in our facilities to bring the beautiful dances to different activities! This program is possible thanks to our alliance with The Garden of Artists. This is so important to all of us because it provides preservation of our cultural heritage in addition to physical exercise, personality development, teamwork and the lesson of artistic expression for the members in our community. In addition, the dances are graceful and beautiful!! We will keep you posted when their next performance!
Now we are in Villareal!
We are thrilled to announce that we are now in Villareal! Thanks to the passion and love of Dione, one of our volunteers, after a few meetings and some planning we managed to bring our English as a Second Language program to Villareal. We are deeply grateful to Dione and his friends who generously donated the books and materials to start with the classes on Saturday the 7th. Thank you Calvary Chapel for allowing the use of your building. What a success this has been! Just on their second session on Saturday the 21st they had 17 students!
Dione expresses he enjoys teaching English to the kids in Villareal and that they are very enthusiastic and highly energetic to learn. It was surprising to him that students were not shy at all!
We are deeply thankful to John and Helen Lopez, Sam Ray, Su and of course Dione that volunteered to help make this a reality!
They all decided to help our community so this worked out perfectly for them. They look forward to every session!
ACCAI's goal is to eventually be able to hire a math tutor for these kids of Villareal and little by little implement the program to match that of Brasilito. That is why we need all the support we can get. If you would like to donate for this cause please click on the following button.
Math is a struggle for many of us! Here at ACCAI we realized a need for more help than we were already offering. We decided to hire an additional math tutor to come and provide further help to those students who needed a little extra support with the subject.
Graciela comes to our location in Brasilito from 5:00-7:00 pm every Tuesday to work with the kids one-on-one. This service is especially for the students who are failing or in dire need of assistance. All of the ACCAI students continue to receive the regular math class on Saturdays with our super profe Federico, and have the option to work with tutors (Math, Physics & English) during their scheduled Pickleball training as well.
Students are gaining confidence and skills with this additional service. We would like to share a success story of one of our students who has always agonized with arithmetic. However, in her last exam she scored a 90%! Her Mother wrote us a nice note to show her appreciation: "It's the first time I've seen my daughter's math exam with such an excellent grade. Thank you so much!" Great Job teacher Federico y Graciela!
Henrietta the musical!! What a great evening our students had!
On Friday, September 1st, we had the opportunity to attend the Henrietta Musical Theater production, a work of cultural interest carried out at the Coopeguanacaste Convention Center in Santa Cruz.
A spectacular Broadway-style musical theater production with which in a beautiful way they managed to recreate important historical processes of Costa Rica such as its formation as a new Republic, with a first class cast.
The kids who attended really enjoyed this opportunity. For many of them it was the first time attending a play.
Thanks to sponsors who, with their valuable contribution, managed to bring such an important production to Guanacaste. We especially thank the Teatro Espressivo for the invitation and the great opportunity they gave our students to participate and enjoy art through theater and music. Hopefully it won't be the last time!
Also we would like to express our gratitude to those who have supported us because with your generosity we were able to provide transportation and dinner to all of our student at the Convention Center. Your support is so important to us!
The passion of ACCAI
Our focus may be the youth of Brasilito but we believe a healthy community is much more than that. This is why ACCAI partners with organizations like Rancho Costafalo and Mission Activation to bring needed services to our community. Through collaboration with Rancho Costafalo, ACCAI hosted our first health fair on Wednesday, August 23rd. 18 people from the community were attended by doctors from Mission Activation. This event wouldn't have been possible without the support and collaboration of Rancho Costafalo and Mission Activation. Thanks to all these people for their contribution in the effort to bring needed medical care to our community!
Hotel English 10 week curriculum
ACCAI now is offering a 10 week hotel English course as a mean of obtaining funds for our organization. We just successfully finished our first group with 360 Splendor del Pacifico. We feel very grateful to the administration personal for giving us the opportunity to bring this training to their staff and also helping us get funds to continue with our mission. The students show their appreciation to the opportunity given to them, for some it was their first English class ever and that made it challenging but they never stop showing their interest and effort to improve themselves.
If you want more information about this program, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
Did you know you can create meaningful opportunities for the youth in our community while enjoying a fun night out with friends!?
ACCAI, together with some of our local business, friends and sponsors, regularly hosts a fund raising BINGO game! Play bingo, win prizes, play the raffle! All while giving back to the youth in our community. Subscribe to our Facebook page and watch for the details of our next fun event!
We are very excited and grateful, because our second bingo fundraiser was a success. We want to especially thank all the people who collaborated through their donations of prizes for the raffles and silent auction, and all those who came to collaborate. Thanks to you, ACCAI can continue and greatly benefit the youth of our community, who need us so much.
Additionally, with your help we can continue to provide: Tutorials in mathematics & Physics, English as a Second Language, Pickle ball, Mentoring & Art.
Our motto is “Young people studying and not on the streets”
We are deeply grateful to all of you who helped made this possible and continue with your support to us!