Youth Training Center for Farming
Capital needed for the center - $150,000USD
Training Tools $ 4,000
License/Marketing $ 4,000
Attorney $ 2,500
Soil prep/planting $10,000
Site Mgr. home $ 2,000
Team(7) Salary 1yr $12,000
Misc. $ 8,500
We fill gaps where government and large NGO's need partners to reach the poorest of the poor - slum residents.
Our focus is on Agriculture. We train youth from the slums in urban and vertical farming techniques for small spaces like the slums. We follow a coop model of farming which allows communities to learn about entrepreneurship, while gaining economic empowerment.
Child care is provided on-site when women with children attend our trainings. It fosters an opportunity to encourage community elders to tell stories, pass down cultural traditions, and be paid for their engagement. Children also benefit from positive influences in the farming-entrepreneurial enviornment.
1 acre in Machakos is what we will use to build the Youth Farming Center. We teach a method for individual or community farming that can be scaled up. The model was designed by of a group of youths from the slums of Nairobi; and authentic human-centered, place-based approach.
The Center is Eco-friendly: Freight container recycled for use, eco stove for healthy cooking training, dry-flush toilets wth recycling by organic company - Sanergy, solar lighting, rain water collection and use of recycled materials as furnishings wherever possible.
Outdoor Gathering Space for large trainings or discussions about healthy eating, safe cooking, food-security, and food for early childhood development.