Creciendo Juntos (Growing Together), is a nonprofit organization that has worked for over twelve years to support elementary and high schools in 19 communities in the northern region of the Nicoya Peninsula. It is a collaborative platform that drives and channels actions in social investment, education, and health, seeking the welfare of people and the transformation of communities in Guanacaste.
Creciendo Juntos (Growing Together), is a nonprofit organization that has worked for over 12 years to support elementary and high schools in 19 communities in the northern region of the Nicoya Peninsula. In addition to supporting 18 public elementary and high schools with materials, books, transportation and improvements in infrastructure, Creciendo Juntos also operates a Children’s Clinic in the Carrillo Community. The clinic provides preventive care for over 3,000 children a year through an innovative partnership between Creciendo Juntos, private funders and the Costa Rican Social Security System (the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social), which operates the country’s public clinics and hospitals.
The Guanacaste Community Fund (GCF) has worked with Creciendo Juntos to provide funding for the Children’s Clinic, and has also supported Se Quema el Cielo, a program to raise awareness of the dangers and prevention of wildfires, a serious problem in Guanacaste during the dry season. It is currently working with Creciendo Juntos to implement the Solar Schools Project, which will place solar panels on public schools and teach children about energy conservation and climate change.