CRS Tours supports the following organizations and Charity Projects:
1) Corcovado Foundation
The Corcovado Foundation was created by concerned neighbors of Corcovado National Park to lead the fight to stop illegal hunting and logging. It is a local organization and the local leader in conservation, which works closely with the National Park Service to protect the wild heritage and the future or protected areas.
2) Girls Home in Granada Nicaragua
The Casa Hogar de Niñas “Madre Albertina”, is a charitable institution located in Granada / Nicaragua and is run by an order of nuns called Madre Albertina. It offers a home for girls who are in difficult situations (orphanhood, abandonment, physical and sexual abuse), and not able to live with family members, due to distinctive circumstances. The girls are brought to the home by the social services or the nuns themselves and will be cared for and nurtured by Madre Albertina´s order of nuns. The nuns are not just religious figures; they are teachers, diplomats, mother figures and housekeepers. The purpose of this home is to protect and educate these girls in order for them to have a chance of a better life in the years ahead of them.
3) Amigos de los Parques Nacionales
Amigos de los Parques Nacionales is a membership program created by ProParques, Fundecor and SINAC that offers people, organizations and businesses the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment towards Costa Rica´s National Parks. Learn more about its categories and become part of the community! Share our passion!
4) Green your Trip
The program Green your Trip allows you to enjoy your vacation in Costa Rica while supporting global environmental conservation. Through the purchase of a Green Your Trip Certificate ($15) on the web page www.corcovadofoundation.org, native tree species can be planted, which will fixate approximately the carbon footprint of a two week vacation in Costa Rica (including lodging and transportation).
5) The Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct is an initiative of the World Tourism Organization (WTO), ECPAT International and UNICEF, developed both in countries of origin and countries of tourism destinations. It is a project which is seeking for the participation and commitment of the tourism industry to discourage and punish sexual exploitation of children and adolescents associated with travel and tourism.
What are we doing in Costa Rica?
As part of the responsibilities of the tourism sector to contribute in the improvement of the quality of life of the general population, and the protection of the fundamental rights of children and adolescents in particular; in August 2003, began the project “Code of Conduct” to protect children and adolescents from sexual exploitation in the travel and tourism, implemented by the Foundation Paniamor together with the Costa Rican Association of Tour Operators – ACOT – and the Costa Rica Association of Tourism Professionals – ACOPROT – funded by Fundecooperación and Save the Children Sweden.
For additional information, please contact: Fundación Paniamor
Phone: (+506) 2234-2993
Fax: (+506) 2234-2956