Esperanzas School


The Caribbean side of Costa Rica to dotted with small elementary schools serving each and every little community. Most of these schools are within walking distance.  Often the schools occupy older building, which were built for other purposes.  The families have small farms or are employed by the banana plantations. The local community is very proud of its school and supports it to the best of their abilities. Ecoteach Foundation supports these efforts. Several years ago we funded new playground equipment (now we are funding the maintenance and repair.  This school has about seventy students, which qualifies it for English & special education teachers.

As with other local schools, Esperanzas hosts student groups from the US who make donations and often conduct small work parties.



Santillana or RH Spanish textbooks

English and Spanish Dictionaries

Supplies: paper, chalk, construction paper, dry erase markers, adhesive vinyl rolls, masking tape, large manila envelopes, white envelopes erasers, scissors, colored pencils, playdough, acrylic paints, pencil sharpeners, glue, markers


Soccer balls


Tablets (smart device)

Table games

Metal lockers

Folding chairs

Smart Board


Recent Project

Several years ago we were asked to help fund the construction of a “typical farmhouse”. It was build primarily with traditional materials and planned to be used as a supplemental classroom. This year we hope to furnish it.

EcoTeach Foundation - – 800-626-8992 x16

PO.Box 604 Poulsbo, WA 98370 USA