For almost 30 years, the Samuel Foundation has been supporting disadvantaged children and adolescents in the field of education, primarily in Central America and South Asia. Through the foundation, young people in need receive access to qualified technical education in professional fields in which skilled personnel are urgently needed. In India, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the Samuel Foundation trains young people in its own centres with high quality standards and in close cooperation with authorities and companies. Moreover, the foundation places its students in qualified jobs after they have completed their technical education. This gives teenagers and young adults the chance to lead a self-determined life and to take their future into their own hands. In Germany as well, the foundation is committed to improving the prospects of young people. This is how we want to come a little closer to our vision of a world of fair educational opportunities and future prospects for everyone.
Costa Rica is considered one of the most progressive and politically stable countries in Latin America. The country has been a democratic presidential republic since the 1950s. In economic terms, Costa Rica has developed very positively over a long period of time and is also considered a Central American role model in terms of environmental and climate protection - the country wants to become completely climate-neutral by 2050.