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Problem Statement:

<aside> 💡 COVID-19 has disproportionally affected underprivileged communities leading to high unemployment rates. In the most underprivileged Costa Rican community, La Carpio, the majority of residents are facing terrible economic conditions working informally as domestic services or servants. By no fault of their own, they have been laid off in large numbers, some of them not able to regain their jobs back after the pandemic. Our problem statement focuses on how to provide education for employability such as agriculture, apprenticeship, and administrative skills for La Carpio's residents over 15 years of age using the method of social sustainability.


                                Location of the La Carpio Community in San Jose.

Success metrics:

  1. **Creating employable residents from La Carpio community, giving them the same access to resources as the average Costa Ricans
  1. **Developing a value chain within workers and the local communities that is self-sustaining and promotes a strong alumni network
  1. COVID-19 safe teaching methods

    - Ensuring our method of delivering teaching is not increasing COVID-19 in La Carpio

- Ensuring that public health guidelines are followed

Program Feasibility and Accessibility:

Nicaragua, is the main source of migrants and a significant share of informal labour in the agricultural sector. Informal labour is growing in the agricultural sector, increasing from around 50% to 60% of total agricultural labour in 2014 (INEC-ECE, 2016).

Eleva's Structure


Eleva initially starts off as a pilot project based off a local recently opened school (Escuela Finca la Caja) or the community centre opened by Fundación SAIS (Local NGO) in the area: