For the final quarter of 2022, decking the halls brought the Idioma Internacional community together again for another event through our social responsibility movement, Idioma Cares.

We were able to work with Manos Abiertas which is a faith-based, non-profit organization that works with children and adults with severe disabilities and terminal illnesses.

The goal was to bring some holiday spirit and cheer to these individuals by decorating their Christmas tree and auditorium. Idioma Cares was able to purchase, donate, and hang up Christmas lights, tree ornaments, lights, garland, and a winter wonderland entrance! 

On Friday afternoon, December 2nd, 17 team members in Costa Rica went on site to Manos Abiertas’ Alajuela location during the afternoon and donated their time to make a difference in the lives of these residents. We hung ornaments, decorated the tree and auditorium and brought the splendor of the holidays to their site and facilities.

As an international company, it is important that Idioma Cares’ initiatives always incorporate a way that our remote team can participate as well.Therefore, our team outside of the central valley of Costa Rica were sent digital ornaments to decorate and send back to us in order to take part in this event. Eight team members from abroad digitally sent their beautifully-colored ornaments that we were able to print, laminate, and hang on the tree. 

Please stay tuned for our next initiative for the first quarter of 2023!

Being active as a team is something that Idioma promotes and in previous years, the staff participated in Dr. Anna Ross Walk and Run Against Cancer. This year was no different as teachers and administration alike gathered together this October for Breast Cancer Awareness. Much like other supporters of the Anna Ross Foundation, some teachers and administration from Idioma joined together to walk, run, and promote Women’s Health.

In our pink shirts and tanks, our group of 11 set out at 7:30am to walk to the start of the race on Paseo Colón. We were all motivated by seeing hundreds of people (runners, walkers, and supporters) involved in something so life-changing. The Dr. Anna Ross Foundation has done so much for not only those who have been directly affected, but also their loved ones. The Foundation is maintained by numerous donations and sponsors who believe in the work and research that is being done. They lead the way in health by providing free workshops all over the country to stress the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle with healthy eating habits and exercising daily. 

For the past 16 years, the Dr. Anna Ross Foundation has created many events related to cancer and the Walk and Run Against Cancer is one of their biggest events, catching the attention from both Costa Ricans and health professionals to raise awareness about the sickness in the country. That is why it’s important to take action in something that affects many people and why we, as Idioma Internacional, are always ready and willing to be part of a movement that supports those we care about.

-Kim Barnes