YCI Country Information
YCI was first piloted in San José in 2008 by the Marriott Costa Rica San José and the Real InterContinental Costa Rica. World Vision Costa Rica acted as the local non-profit partner. After a few years' hiatus due to the effects of the global economic downturn in Costa Rica, YCI was able to re-launch in 2013 with both piloting properties as well as the Courtyard San Jose Escazú.
Now seven properties take part in the programme, along with other key partners: the National Institute of Learning (INA), the National Board of Children (PANI), Council of the Young Person (Consejo de la Persona Joven).
Aldeas Infantiles SOS Costa Rica acts as YCI's non-profit partner in the country. They are dedicated to providing foster care to children, and supporting disadvantaged young people, enabling them to build brighter futures.
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