July 2013, Pittsburgh, PA Area High School Spanish Club Visits the Osa
Since 2009, Baldwin High School’s Spanish Club has supported FMSA with annual contributions from their fund-raising efforts. In July of 2013, members of the club, accompanied by their Spanish teacher/chaperon, made their first visit to Costa Rica. Although they had a lot of fun while they were there, the reason for the trip was to see firsthand what life is like there and to volunteer their time on the Osa Peninsula.
The high school group was very excited to visit a Puerto Jimenez elementary school. They interacted with the students, enjoying the opportunity to practice their Spanish- speaking skills. They also completed the huge task of painting a house (inside and out) that FMSA had built several years ago for an indigent elderly lady.
The group plans to continue supporting FMSA’s efforts and hopes to return to Costa Rica next year. Be sure to check out the pictures of these remarkable teenagers as they work with adult volunteers to make a difference in the life of someone in need.