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November 2017 (No. XX)

Dear <<First Name>>,
 
Buenos días from the INOGO Team! In this newsletter you'll find reflections on our efforts in environmental education and English language program, SELAL, which took place in July 2017.   Enjoy!
 
Saludos, 
The INOGO Team

Stanford Environmental Leadership and Language Program (SELAL) Takes off Again 

Dancing, games, and field trips were only a small part of SELAL this past July. This was the fourth time we collaborated with the Professional Technical High School in Puerto Jimenez and community leaders to provide English language, environmental, and leadership programming to twenty-two 10th-12th grade students. We had a great mix of students eager to take advantage of their vacation time with SELAL Read more

Local Businesses support selal in Bahia Ballena / uvita  

In July 2017, Bodhi Surf + Yoga had the opportunity to collaborate with the first ever Stanford Environmental Leadership and Language (SELAL) Program hosted in Bahia Ballena-Uvita, in the Osa Peninsula. The program's mission was twofold: 1) to enable youth in Osa and Golfito to have better access to employment within the local "green" economy through increased environmental leadership and improved English language skills, and 2) to enact place-based environmental awareness and leadership through principles of biodiversity and conservation, rural eco-tourism and community sustainable development, in addition to providing connections and possibilities for interaction with local environmental leaders.

As a B Corp-certified business (B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency), Bodhi Surf + Yoga uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems... Read more

Reflections on selal in uvita - stefany at artifice 

I am personally grateful to the SELAL initiative. I consider it a very powerful tool for youth in the stages of finalizing their high-school education. It shows them a reality that is normally excluded from the academic offer of the public schools in our country. It represents an innovative proposal that responds to a very real supply and demand. With this program...  Read more 

Student  Reflections on SELAL in puerto Jimenez 

The SELAL program was an incredible experience throughout the 15 days of its duration. This is an ideal program for people interested in sharing languages and culture, and especially for those looking to socialize and interact with others.

During those 15 days, I learned a great deal of vocabulary and had the opportunity to practice my English on a constant basis. The educational tours provided by the program were all incredible and provided a great opportunity to learn...Read more 

For more information, please write to ebarnold@stanford.edu
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