Education
 Mexico
Project #2276

Int'l Teacher Training on Agriculture - Mexico

by United States Committee for FAO

Summary

The Growing Connection trains youth and their communities to grow produce with water-saving, high-yield techniques and connects them to the Internet for info, advice, and communications with peers.
$90,000
total goal
$89,840
remaining
5
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Educators in Ghana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic participate in TGC. They introduce TGC to communities, teach their students about agriculture, and advise them on how to bring extra produce to the market. Students learn skills and provide food and money for families - breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty. By bringing international teachers together, they will learn from each other and discuss how to make TGC more beneficial to their schools and their communities.

Solution

In Guadalajara educators will be trained on innovative horticulture techniques (composting, water harvesting, crop rotation), established business models, and learn how to document progress, transforming their school gardens into business ventures.

Long-Term Impact

Educators are the cornerstone of this participant-led, ground-up program. By bringing educators together, they learn about what is being done in other communities, and bring back the best ideas for the benefit of their schools and communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.thegrowingconnection.org

Organization Information

United States Committee for FAO

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Project Leader:
Amy McMillen
Progam Coordinator
Washington, DC United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $160 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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