Hola…Costa Rica!!!

Pura Vida…and more! 

One of the best decisions I have made in life lately was to travel to Copey and attend the Copey Learning Center’s 2017 Graduation ceremony held Friday night. I do not think I have had a more enjoyable and magical time than being there for the celebration. I met Copey friends, students and their families, the volunteer teachers, the Center’s Board of Directors. Ana Yancy, the Center’s Director; Larry and Cindy, our architects and building consultant; and of course Jane…our volunteer superstar who I knew in college, were all present. There were so many great things that happened and I will try over the next few weeks to share most of these special moments with you.

Saturday morning a wonderful breakfast was prepared for the Board, students, volunteers, Carol, and me. There is no one who can out-perform the Copey community when it comes to hospitality and making others feel special.

“Friends of Copey” is something very special in the eyes of these folks. We are appreciated, respected, and held in the highest esteem. Our help is valued and we are true partners and being together this weekend cemented this relationship. The year 2018 will only serve to deepen this commitment and devotion we share for the Copey Learning Center’s Mission.

So I have much to say and share but for now I prefer to just provide some of the memorable photos for you to enjoy.

Pictures seen in order: Group photo at Breakfast with Board, students and volunteers;  five students with E&H connections/all but one has been to E&H; Board member Lilliana with daughter; Jane and Arthur with Ana Yancy and three new students selected for the “Pathway Project 2018”; and Jane with her favorite friend.Group Copey

Emory group9  Lililiana and daughterGroup copey 2 Jane Kitty

There are many more photos to share with some exciting new developments to report in future weeks.

Life is very good…with “Friends in Copey”!

 

3 thoughts on “Hola…Costa Rica!!!

  1. Art, what a time you must have had in Copey. I always say I would love to go someday. The people of Copey and certainly the children have benefited from your help along with the Friends. I admire all who have joined in your efforts to do such an admirable thing for Copey and to reach out and help those in need in our world.

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