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Soy Niña

Human Rights
Youth Development
San Jose

Soy Nina was founded to empower under-resourced girls so that they can not only prevent an early pregnancy, but also break the cycle of poverty. We firmly believe in early intervention and prevention, as well as in the fight against gender inequality.

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About Us

In Costa Rica more than 15% of all pregnancies are teen pregnancies and the majority take place within “inappropriate relationships”, relationships where the man is a lot older than the girl. Along with child marriage, this is against the law since 2017. Latin America, in general, has the second highest teen pregnancy rate in the world and it is the only region where pregnancies in girls under age 15 are increasing.

Soy Niña was founded to tackle these statistics, to empower under-resourced girls so that they can not only prevent an early pregnancy, but also break the cycle of poverty. We firmly believe in early intervention and prevention, as well as in the fight against gender inequality. Our goal is that the girls of Club Niña become empowered and confident, that they achieve their goals and reach their full potential. The program is continuous so the girls enter the program and remain throughout the years.

Our Program

We impact girls directly through our signature program, our “Club Niña” (Girls Club) at three different communities in Desamparados, in the province of San José. Our long-term goal is to reach as many girls as possible throughout the country, especially in areas with higher teen pregnancy rates, such as rural areas and our frontier with Panamá and Nicaragua.

“Club Niña” is a weekly, two-hour program, currently for girls in the first through sixth grades (ages 6-12). It is a safe space where we guide the girls through the process of positive self-image and self-esteem as well as a better understanding of healthy relationships.

The club is based on life-skills such as respect, critical thinking, empathy, and conflict resolution, among others. As an added experience, “Club Niña” has special sessions that cover STEAM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math), healthy lifestyles and taking care of the environment.

We hope to count on the support of friends in the United States and around the world. All donations go directly to cover Club Niña expenses and all donations mean the world to us.  With your support, we can make sure that we continue having an impact on more than 130 girls and reach more girls next year, in 2022.

Testimonies

“I like that they teach us about our rights. We don’t need to be in violence.”
  - Kyara, 9
“I like everything about Soy Niña. Everything. They teach us how to love ourselves and make our dreams come true. I love the teachers.”
   –Jimena, 6
“In Soy Niña I have learned that we are all beautiful, no matter what skin color we are or what size.”
   – Fiorela, 9

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