Learn about our community initiatives!
The Casa Llanta Fund provides textbooks for the students attending Escuela Adelante in San Juan del Sur. This supplemental education program is dedicated to honoring the unique needs of students of all ages – whether it means preparing for a successful career as an entrepreneur or preparing for a university degree. Supplying books for the students in this program is critical to the success of the students.
The Casa Llanta Fund hosts after school English Classes for students in the community of El Carizal. The ages of our students range from 2 to 20 years and the class size averages 30. The class is multilevel and the older students serve as assistant teachers at times. The goals of the classes are to create enthusiastic life long language learners, prepare students for an international world and form confident ambassadors for the community.
With the proceeds from the Pitaya Festival, the Casa Llanta Fund established a program called “Becas del Carizal” in 2012. “Becas,” or scholarships, are provided to any aspiring child or young adult in El Carizal who wishes to continue education but is unable to afford it. We currently have 6 students receiving university scholarships. Meet our scholarship students below.
Manos Unidas is a co-op of adults with mental disabilities who make and sell reusable grocery bags. The co-op, supported by the Casa Llanta Fund, provides jobs and education to people with mental and physical disabilities in San Juan del Sur. All earnings from product sales go towards the payment of fair wages for the co-op participants. Visit the Manos Unidas website to learn more.