Culture and opportunities at the center of our livelihoods

Sonia R
Posted January 4, 2020 from Costa Rica
I dreamt I was afraid of nothing and it was my best dream ever!
This is a poster I have in my facebook because fear is what keeps most of us from pursuing our dreams. We have to dream ourselves free from feat to see them fully.

 

After 5 month inactive, The cada de la Cultura appointed me to reopen it together with Arelys Collado. The Cultura Center was openes almos 100 years ago by the Afro and Bribri fishing community so that thy could bring an English teacher from nearby Limón. It is called Marcus Garvey in honor of the leader of the Black Star Line movement.Today it is vibrant cultural center where the multicultural community oganizes all types of activities sever days of the week.

Casa de la Cultura Marcus Garvey 

https://www.facebook.com/Casa-de-La-Cultura-Marcus-Garvey-Puerto-Viejo-1...

I also produce for Somos Talamanca, an initiative by women enterpreneurs who know that claiming our multuethix¡c identities and recognizing their strength is critical for yout the emerge as leaders in a deep cultural experience that highlights that there is only one such place in the world.

¨Talamanca, true paradise, an incredible and protected place. Talamanca, where you can enjoy the exuberant nature, the beautiful beaches and the indigenous territories full of mysteries. We are Talamanca will help you find everything you need for a good stay. We have gastronomic treasure. Try the different specialties: Caribbean, indigenous, European, American cuisine. Dance to the rhythm of the calypso, salsa, traditional drum. Enjoy 90% of protected territories where animals are everywhere.

Meet extraordinary people who have remained authentic and welcome you with open arms. Here you will not find large tourist complexes. No big companies. The vast majority of companies are managed by families. To give you a very personalized attention.

https://somostalamanca.com

At present I was just elected Vice President of the Centro Comunitario de Buceo Ambassadors of the Sea where four of my children and nephews – all young – have learned to dive with a purpose, discovering untold stories of sunken ships burried in the ocean waters.  They are becoming underwater archeology advocates.

 

They are in the verge of proving the identity of two sunken Danish slave ships that landed by nautical mistake here in Costa Rica´s Caribbean. Upon their arrival some 650 African men, women and children were freed in the shores even though they were destined to be enslaved in St Thomas in the presente day USA Virgin Islands.

I am going to create a program where this youth that is making history, will develop their self while making the most out of new oportunities that are being opened to them in such groundbreaking work.

 

https://www.facebook.com/centrodebuceocaribesur/

 

 

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Anita Shrestha
Jan 05
Jan 05

Dear Sister
Thank you for your great work, keep it continue

Sonia R
Jan 27
Jan 27

This is a happy time Anita, lots of work.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Woow Sonia,
Thank you so much for sharing and congs on your new position. I am happy that your family is part of the work that you are doing and that they are now advocates. All the best and keep us posted on the new developments because this is quite an interesting area.
Happy new year and have a blessed 2020.

Jill Langhus
Jan 06
Jan 06

Hello Sonia,

Welcome to World Pulse! Wow! I so want to move to Costa Rica now:-) That video was amazingly beautiful.

You're one busy lady. I'm following your two FB pages. Thanks for sharing those links and also your work. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your work at all three places. It sounds like you have a very fulfilling, rich, albeit busy life:-) I hope it's rewarding for you and that you love it.

I'm glad that Maria has introduced you to World Pulse and that you're part of our community now, too!

Hope you have a great day and week!

Sonia R
Jan 27
Jan 27

Jill, Maria si always connecting us to very important initatitives and this is one of them. Thanks you for organizing it.

Jill Langhus
Jan 29
Jan 29

Hello there,

Aw, that's sweet:-) Maria sounds awesome.

You're welcome!

Hope you have a great week!

ARREY- ECHI
Jan 10
Jan 10

Hello Sonia,
Thank you very much for sharing this amazing history of the work you do.
It sure sounds exotic.
Wishing you all the best in your program to train young people to make the best of both worlds.

Sonia R
Jan 27
Jan 27

My hope is to be able to do just that!