Young Africa and Nourish International at the University of Pennsylvania are working together to promote sustainability and teach hands-on skills, helping the youth cultivate 2,000 acres of land.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Mozambique has vast tracts of agricultural land but only a small percentage of that land is being used for commercial agriculture. Young Africa teaches crucial sustainable farming skills to the youth enrolled in the program. Such education provides greater job opportunities for the local youth, benefits the nation with a skilled work-force in the agriculture sector, and lessens the migration into the urban areas.
How will this project solve this problem?
By empowering young people through skills training and by encouraging them to earn a living through income generating projects, Young Africa helps the youth turn unused land into a source of income.
Potential Long Term Impact
Educating the students will provided them with greater job opportunities, while also benefitting the nation with a skilled work-force in the agriculture sector. This work force will help make healthy food more affordable for the people of Mozambique.
Total Funding Received to Date: $610
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $610 . The original project funding goal was $4,000.