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Creating school farms to fuel education in Haiti

by Six Degrees of Separation - removing barriers for education
Creating school farms to fuel education in Haiti
Creating school farms to fuel education in Haiti
Creating school farms to fuel education in Haiti
Creating school farms to fuel education in Haiti
Creating school farms to fuel education in Haiti
Creating school farms to fuel education in Haiti
Creating school farms to fuel education in Haiti
Creating school farms to fuel education in Haiti

Summary

The project will create a school farm (gardens, chickens) to help feed students in a K-6 school in rural Labiche, Haiti. Providing food to the 105 students, all from desperate living conditions, is essential to their learning. The farm will reduce food costs, offer hands on learning, and provide economic benefits both in the construction and maintenance of the facility. Fencing, coops, soil enhancement, fruit trees, seeds as well as labor are accounted for in the funding request. Thank you.

$150
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
9
months

Challenge

Hunger. 105 children attend a school in SW Haiti that we support but come to school without having eaten. This project is intended to improve their health status and subsequently improve the ability to learn.

Solution

By providing a working farm the students -- through local cooks -- they will have access to fruits, vegetables, eggs, and meat that will create meals that help prepare them for learning. The farm will also serve as a teaching tool to learn about soil erosion and conservation, construction, food preparation and other life skills.

Long-Term Impact

Improved community health by providing adequate nutrition to school aged children. The farm has potential to reach beyond the students and teachers to their families. Providing much needed jobs -- construction, maintenance, cooking -- and well as an overflow of resources as the farm develops. Future potential could be working with old students to create a marketable product and teach business skills to surround that.

Resources

http:/​/​www.sixdegreeshaiti.org

Organization Information

Six Degrees of Separation - removing barriers for education

Location: Des Moines, IA - USA
Website:
Six Degrees of Separation - removing barriers for education
Jane Hemminger
Project Leader:
Jane Hemminger
Des Moines, IA United States

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