Green Shoots Foundation

Agriculture Skills in Public Schools

Sustainable agriculture skills for young people in rural Cambodia via vegetable gardens and training in 43 schools; to improve livelihood opportunities and food security

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1138412)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£7,000

Amount raised

£10,880

Donations

3

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

1. The agriculture sector to be labour intensive but also inefficient, as people are unable to earn a decent living from it. One reason for this could be that they are unable to adopt techniques and compete with neighbouring countries. 2. Cambodia has the “youngest” population in SE Asia, and many of them end up in low-paid agricultural jobs with little access to vocational training or they migrate to Thailand -> a drain of young workers in this province.

Solution

The ASPUS project meets this resource gap. By incorporating sustainable vegetable growing skills within the school curriculum, we maintain a structured approach for learning. We also update and introduce water sources (such as ponds and irrigation systems) for long-lasting sustained vegetable gardens. At the end of the three years we want to sponsor exceptional students to develop agribusinesses.