Monday, May 3, 2010

Beyond el Campo Welcomes Victor Gamboa

We are pleased to welcome Victor Gamboa. who is serving as the supervisor of the Beyond el Campo committee in Santa Cruz, Costa Rica.

Victor is an extremely involved community member. He serves major roles in planning many community events, and serves on various committees, including the elementary school committee, and is part of a local traditional dance group, who has performed all around the world, including The Netherlands, Italy, and Colombia. He is the leader of a dedicated group of students in Santa Cruz called the Guias/Scouts, who take up new community projects and work to bring positive change in the Santa Cruz community.

He is happily married and the father of two girls, one 13 year old and one newborn.

Victor, three years ago, tried to gather local support to bring a public library in the town, but was unsuccessful due to a lack of economic resources and community support.

In January, he tried again to bring the community's focus back to literacy. He was leading a project with the Guias/Scouts to initiate a reading club in Santa Cruz for children, when we began to meet with him, and discuss our vision for Santa Cruz.

It is people like Victor, who dare to dream for positive change, and work diligently to see that change come about, that we at Reader to Reader most honor and admire! We are happy to be working in partnership with Victor Gamboa!

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