Hello everyone, I'm working this summer for an NGO called Abriendo Mentes and we're currently holding our biggest fundraiser of the year! My personal goal is to swim 3 miles of the course of 4 hours in a course that starts at the local beach and goes to an local island about 500 meters off the coast. The goal is to make this trip at least 5 times over the course of 4 hours!
Look below to learn more about the fundraiser and about Abriendo Mentes:
As part of the Summer Matching Challenge, the volunteers at Abriendo Mentes are going to swim from Playa Prieta to Islote Chocoyayas as many times as we can until we have completed an entire marathon - that's 26.3 miles of swimming in the ocean!
Every dollar donated to this campaign will be matched, effectively doubling your donation and doubling the educational opportunities for our students.
Your generous donation will help support the important education and community development programs that we offer to individuals living in rural Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Your gift will provide vital funding for English and computer classes for children and adults, as well as extensive extra-curricular activities and community engagement programming for almost 400 participants in the villages of Brasilito and Potrero. By attending our programs, our participants are learning valuable skills that will help them attain employment and economic stability.