Michelle Moya Rodriguez has a gift that she is now formally developing thanks to Girasoles, a project that the U.S. Embassy supports in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste and in Garabito, Puntarenas.
“At Girasoles, for the first time, I received a drawing course. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always liked to draw. Only now, however, am I able to learn about different drawing techniques. ,” explained Michelle.
Project Girasoles was inaugurated in Santa Cruz on February this year, and currently 40 young girls are participating in the different trainings offered for their personal and professional development. Most of these girls are at-risk, having dropped out high school or having been a victim of sexual assault. Each receives support to help identify their strengths. They also receive technical education, from the National Learning Institute (INA), the Social Support Institute (IMAS), and the Young People Council.
The U.S. government granted Girasoles USD 414,000 through its Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).