The Monge Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that promotes access to education for young Central Americans as an instrument of social mobility, personal improvement and as a means of combatting poverty.
With over 10 years of experience, this Foundation has supported more than 1,500 young Central Americans by offering them many opportunities for their adequate personal, academic and professional development.
Former Monge Foundation Beneficiary
Position: Regional Operational Assistant (Acquisitions Department)
“The Monge Foundation has been a great opportunity for me. Thanks to them I have not only benefitted from financial support, I have also found a second family, a support system and friends always willing to listen to me, help me and instruct me…”SOY CAMBIO” allowed me to make my dreams come true, be successful and obtain the tools to advance in life. Today I am working for this great company, something for which I am deeply proud and grateful.
Luz Marina Narváez
Generación: “Soy Cambio-CARSI”
Technical Professional High School of Puntarenas (Colegio Técnico Profesional de Puntarenas)
“Both CARSI and the Monge Foundation have meant a great deal in my life; not only because of how much the economic support has changed my family but also because the program has taught me to go out into the world as a prepared person, with a clearer vision of what I am and what I want to become”.
Arline Mora Arroyo
Luis Dobles Segreda High School (Liceo Luis Dobles Segreda [Sabana Este])
“I am extremely grateful to the people who so lovingly took time and shared with us such wonderful experiences…You have built our dreams and given us so much support because you have believed in us and connected us to other people with inspirational stories. Thank you, Monge Foundation!”
Generation: “Soy Cambio-UNESCO”
CTP de OSA
“Just like all of you, I have dreams, goals and objectives…And thank God and the SOY CAMBIO team, many of my aspirations are coming true. Being part of this program has changed a big part of my life, has allowed me to reconsider my abilities and capabilities, but above all, it has made me want to be a better person and let go of my fears”.
Colombian philosopher, international speaker, President of the AVINA Foundation and strategic partner of the Monge Foundation. “To be leaders we must first become citizens with the capacity to build collective solutions within collective systems…You have taken on this responsibility and must continue shaping these students on the basis of the dignity, understanding, solidarity and the strong institutional structure they want to live in to be happy human beings”.
Aimy Villalobos Cascante
Graduated Soy Cambio
“Fundación Monge made me a fighter, someone with a thirst for learning and making a difference… For me, it’s an organization that has given me countless opportunities to overcome my shortcomings under the conviction that no dream is too big if you fight to reach it”.
Abdul Vallecillos Cabrera
Generation: SOY CAMBIO
Liceo Edgar Cervantes Villalta (Hatillo)
“For me, these past three years as a Fundación Monge scholar have been the best in my life. So many experiences, opportunities and workshops shared with others… You have taught me that economic status doesn’t matter because there’s always a way out and that even if the dream seems too big, it can be achieved through perseverance and hard work”.