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No. 34 • January - June 2002 • Page 139
 •  Initiatives

San José, Costa Rica. Students involved in social development projects

The Women’s Professional Institute, La Pradera, is located in the San Rafael district of San José, Costa Rica. La Pradera provides high school instruction and training in the hospitality and tourism sector. Nearby is the Patio de Agua home, which houses families with problems of drug addiction, poverty, and domestic violence.

The teachers and students, in collaboration with other university students, carry out a social development program on Saturdays. This crafts and sports clubs for girls aged 6 to 12 also provides talks on human and Christian values and personal tutoring aimed at fostering character formation and good study habits. A club for mothers offers classes in crafts and cooking along with talks on virtues connected with family life and the raising of their children.

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