Limón residents have four new Safe Spaces where they receive lessons to develop their skills in arts, music, and sports.
U.S. Ambassador Cynthia Telles officially inaugurated the spaces, which were funded by the U.S. Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) and are located in Matina, Siquirres, Sixaola, and Limoncito.
“Limón is a province with a lot to offer, especially the essence of its people, the diversity of its cultures, and its beautiful nature,” said Ambassador Telles during her first visit to Limón, where she announced a series of donations and the commitment of the U.S. government to Limón.
The U.S. Embassy commissioned a mural in honor of Walter Ferguson, a prominent calypso composer and honorary Costa Rican citizen. Ambassador Telles also delivered a boxing ring to strengthen the Cieneguita Boxing Club’s work and donated 200 surf boards that the Municipality of Limón and the NGO Smiles and Waves will use to teach this sport to locals.
Ambassador Telles also announced the extension of the Police Athletic Leagues that allows young people to develop positive relationships with police officers through soccer