This project will purchase a farm we can establish and use to train 2,743 children in life skills. We use outdoor activities such as camping to teach kids teamwork, leadership and group skills. Currently we only have to access one venue and only during winter. We need our own camp site but also a farm where we can start to generate our own income for our project and not be dependent of donors for long term sustainability. We have found a farm, put in an offer $177,000 which has been accepted.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The problem is we have out grown our current resources. We are now seeing over 2,743 children on a weekly basis. We have only one camp site which we can access only for 3weeks of each year in winter. We do not have an office space. We do not have a way of generating income to become self sustaining. We need to purchase a farm with infrastructure to be able to hold camps, do training, provide food through a camp kitchen and have an office space. Camps are integral part of our life skills program.
How will this project solve this problem?
By fundraising for a farm we will be able to hold camps throughout the year. Camps are used to train children in leadership, team work, group skills as well as particular training in HIV, Food For Life, Climate change, First Aid to name a few. We would be able to use the campsite weekly for activities. We would also be able to plant cash crops to help us become less dependent on donors and more self sustaining and also provide food for orphan and vulnerable families.
Potential Long Term Impact
The children will fund raise for transport to come to camp, food would be supplied through the farm, venue through the farm. Ultimately the children will progress quickly through the program. We will continue to see the long term effects of decreased teenage pregnancy, decreased suicide rate, increased self esteem and personal mastery over situations that we are already seeing. We also will continue to grow and service more villages because we will have the infrastructure we so desperately need.
Total Funding Received to Date: $745
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $176,255
Total Funding Goal: $177,000