Pension and Retirement Board of the National Teachers' Union
Costa Rica

School awareness programme

Implementation year

In 2012, the Social Benefits Department of Costa Rica’s Pension and Retirement Board of the National Teachers’ Union (Junta de Pensiones y Jubilaciones del Magisterio Nacional – JUPEMA) created a training guide entitled “A guide to ageing, well-being and awareness through a rights-based approach”. This gave rise to a school awareness programme that has been promoted in different provinces of the country, with the aim of creating a space for participation and community work. Retirees and teachers can volunteer to use their experience and knowledge to run educational activities that promote the rights of older adults, educate children on the ageing process, and encourage contact between different generations.

Social policies & programmes