This is a self-sustainable community farm dedicated to the promotion of self reliance, harmonious living and above all, providing a safe, stable and healthy home for abused and orphaned children whom law dictates, must leave the orphan system at only16 years of age. This orphanage development project brings a sense of community to the children abandoned by the legal system while immersing them in inspiring sustainability initiatives helping to preserve local resources enabling the community to be financially independent. Importantly, this farm aims to become a transition model to inspire other community building and sustainable farming initiatives throughout Belize.
There are a number of initiatives currently being undertaken on this project including food security sustainable agricultural practices, preserving biodiversity through land management, providing transitional homes for both young women and those that the orphan system has disregarded at 16 years old and a child fostering programme. This project needs developmental volunteers to help support the above practices and provide much needed man power and support to the initiatives on the ground. The area where volunteers are particularly valuable are in construction, helping to develop main and out buildings, sanitization blocks and developing the garden area.
What to Expect?
Volunteers will participate in construction initiatives to help create outbuildings and to support the farm development work. You will have the opportunity to assist in many aspects of construction and learn ecological architecture such as sandbag construction and feeder roads built with old tires.
Your volunteer placement will also involve helping in the construction of waterless composting latrines and wood conservation stove and ovens. We are constantly working to develop the farm which will in the future, raise animals so you will also be involved in developing the areas to house the animals.
- Program ID: # 1687
- duration: 2 Weeks to 1 Month
- location: San IgnacioBelizeBZ
- Fitness level: Light Impact
- Closest Airport: Belize City (BZE)
- Costs From: $1500 to $3000
- Program Type: Community Development Projects
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