Youth Education and Food Sovereignty in Honduras

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter, Nourish International

Summary

The project will fund a computer lab for the Foundation for Participatory Research with Honduran Farmers and provide computer literacy and journalism workshops for youth.
$3,450
total goal
$2,050
remaining
33
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

“We have a serious problem,” says Marvin Gomez, Regional FIPAH Coordinator. “The majority of farmers that are participating in [FIPAH’s] activities are 50 or 60 and the productive food system depends on these people.” The Nourish project focuses on engaging the younger generation in FIPAH’s work. Workshops facilitate the sharing of young farmers' research and access to information. The intersection of technology and agronomy is important to the youth growing up in a world of hyper-connectivity.

Solution

Nourish will set up a computer lab and develop workshops on the use of Microsoft Office, Internet literacy, photography, and reporting. We will make the project sustainable by training local youth to continue leading the workshops.

Long-Term Impact

Engaging the youth of the community will ensure a lasting commitment to sustainable farming traditions, food sovereignty, and participative research. The community can use the technology to enhance the research and access a new forum for their ideas.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.nourishinternational.org
FIPAH
USC Canada

Organization Information

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter, Nourish International

Location: Chapel Hill, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​nourishinternational.org/​
Project Leader:
Anna McCreight
Chapter Leader
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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