Ambassadors: Diamante Patton (aka Diamante Meschoulam) From: San Diego, CA, USA To: Montezuma, Costa Rica Dates: February – August 2009 Donation: 30+
During my 6 months in Costa Rica, I started a hoop group for all ages at Proyecto Montezuma, a non-profit sustainable tourism organization and English school located in the Nicoya Peninsula. I taught my students how to make and use their own hula hoops, and they even taught me a few tricks of their own 🙂
“The kids loved making and decorating their individual hoops and now we have ‘SHOWS’ every evening.” -Kerri Bowers, Organization Founder and Academic Director.
Proyecto Montezuma has been designated as a hoop drop in the community, and I hope that the children of Montezuma will continue to enjoy the emotional and physical health benefits of hoop dancing for years to come! To donate hoops or volunteer while you’re in Costa Rica, please visit http://www.proyectomontezuma.
About the project: I started a hoop group in Montezuma for all ages. We have designated Proyecto Montezuma as a donation spot for anyone traveling who would like to donate hoops for the children, or volunteer their time to make hoops with the kids at the school. Kerri, the program director, will make sure that they get them. I’ll be here until August but I’m trying to set it up so that the children in the community are able to receive hoops long after I leave! If you want more info on Proyecto Montezuma check out the website here.