Cannons Marina Sponsors A Child’s Education in Costa Rica

On a recent trip to Costa Rica, Cannons Marina owners, David Miller and Lucile Capo-Miller, again sponsored a child to attend the La Escuela Nueva Hoja School in Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.
The first bi-lingual school in the Osa, La Escuela Nueva Hoja is non-profit private school for children pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. The curriculum features English, science and mathematics taught in English while social studies, earth wellness and tropical ecology are taught in Spanish. Accreditation is arranged through Calvert Home School.For the school year that began January 30, 2007, 30 students are currently enrolled.
The Millers repeated their sponsorship of fourth grader, Ana Patricia Nunez Centino. “We annually visit the Osa Peninsula to take advantage of the fabulous fishing that is available,” said David Miller. “After visiting there for the last 10 years, we’ve gotten to know many families and their children as a result of these trips. Through a mutual friend, we heard that Ana was looking for sponsorship to attend this innovative school. Both my wife and I believe that to give a child both a learning and a life opportunity is an investment in the future.”
The school is committed to learning through adventure and that learning starts in the classroom and is expanded upon in the field via projects that bring it all together.“Although there was concern with young students being able to handle two languages simultaneously, the first through third graders are excelling and are reading and loving it, says Elizabeth Oden, La Escuela Neuve Hoja director. “80% of the school’s attendance is native Costa Rican or the colloquial name known as Ticos.”
For more information about the school and sponsorships, contact Elizabeth Oden, Directora Escuela Nueva Hoja, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica, www.nuevahoja.com, 011-506-831-2170