We Heart // Costa Rica


We Heart // Costa Rica

Last spring, Reef Ambassadors Victoria Vergara and Mike Lay joined Reef We Heart on a trip to help the Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation build and fund the Forjando Alas Community Center, a space for learning and extracurricular activities for at risk youth in the impoverished town of Uvita, Costa Rica.

Last spring, Reef Ambassadors Victoria Vergara and Mike Lay joined Reef We Heart on a trip to help the Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation build and fund a Family Well Being Center, a space for learning and extracurricular activities for at risk youth in the impoverished town of Uvita, Costa Rica.

The $10,000.00 donation from Reef helped purchase the land and supplies needed to complete the project and create a self-sustainable community center. Today, the Family Well Being Center is now working with children and their mothers on education and awareness on the subjects of drug use and violence in the home: “No mas drogas, no mas violence” with cooperative teaching. 

“If you have a building, you will have an exponential impact, and the children identify with the building as a place of safety, of security, and of learning.” - Gail Nystrom, CRHF Founder

The Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation works to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable populations in Costa Rica by focusing on education, community development, and at risk youth. 

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The completed project in Costa Rica
Mike Lay doing work in Costa Rica
Reef Rovers getting the job done
Cement work in Costa Rica
Victoria Vergara working with cement
Mike Lay putting his back into it!
Pura vida
laying the foundation
Kids in Costa Rica
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