Nestling between its tropical Caribbean and Pacific coasts, Costa Rica is one of the most breath-taking countries in the world. Travel to this tropical paradise and contribute in Women’s Empowerment initiatives. By doing so, you will integrate into the local community which will leave you in love with the people, landscapes and wildlife that this magical destination has to offer.
Taking part in Costs Rica’s Women’s Empowerment Project and participating in sustainable and meaningful activities, will be a fulfilling experience that will stay with you throughout your life. You will develop skills in working with women and children in local communities, directly impacting future generations, which will in turn beat issues such as unemployment and poverty.
Over 62 million girls around the world are not in school and over a third of women have experienced physical or sexual violence. These two statistics directly correlate to each other as women who are illiterate or lack education, become victims of poverty and abuse. Educated girls are statistically shown to marry later and have fewer children, subsequently decreasing infant mortality rates and increasing numbers of girls in education. The poverty cycle can be broken by also helping to develop the tools and skills women need to earn an income and raise their families out of poverty. Through supporting women, raising awareness and educating local communities on the benefits of equal opportunities, women will lead and raise future generations to be independent and successful.
Taking part in our Women’s Empowerment Project will enhance your skills and experience in working with local communities and development. By implementing long-term strategies, you will set examples for future generations through empowered females to be role models for their children, who will follow in maturing to be independent and successful in employment. Impact the programme whilst enjoying your surroundings: find a perfect balance offering you an incredible experience in a beautiful part of the world. Tremendous landscapes of natural beauty, great food, lively music and laid-back people all during your time on the Women’s Empowerment Project.
• Help improve the lives of local women and children
• Participate in a worthwhile and important cause
• Implement long-term strategies for a lasting project
• Influence generations of females to be the best version of themselves
• Earn your TEFL certificate for free if you complete 20 teaching hours
• Discover a land of intense beauty and colourful culture
• CV required
• DBS Check
Airport pick-up and transfer to volunteer accommodation
Before you go:
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas and equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
Free Frontier TEFL Certification if you complete necessary teaching hours
UK residential briefing weekend including food, accommodation and training (extra cost applies)
Food two meals a day five days a week
Internal ground transfers to volunteer accommodation
Local orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24 hour international HQ back-up
A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.