ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Shannon L. Martin Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of men and women in Golfito, Costa Rica by providing opportunities to learn English and gain job skills. We do this to honor the memory of Shannon Martin, and have established the Shannon Martin English Center.
Rich in natural beauty but struggling economically, Golfito is a small port town on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, near the Panama border. The closure of United Fruit Company operations in the mid-1980s left the community of Golfito with no industry and few opportunities for employment.