In order to meet the needs of a community and/or village there are 5 essentials that will drive our program.
Though we want to use agriculture to help schools be sustainable, we are aware in certain areas we will have to use a different avenue and strategy.
The development of mankind requires education just as the advancement and development of our world requires educated citizens.
Education is the highest return on investment on a community. Education remains the greatest investment one could receive.
Why? With knowledge and understanding, a child can in return change the whole course of a village, community, country and even the world. Thus education can end the vicious cycle of lack and poverty. With education children are empowered to not only read, write and solve mathematics, but they are also empowered to learn to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, cholera through sanitation principles as simple as washing their hands.
Having access to clean water is a necessity, a right and springs forth life.
Water is essential to community development.
In remote areas in undeveloped countries access to water is an obstacle for families. One of the obstacles is time. Many children are required to walk miles to get water, as a result it keeps them away from school. Second, no access to water brings many medical illnesses. Without water the schools do not have a sanitary outlet therefore leaving the community vulnerable to diseases.
We want the children to have access to clean water, taking the responsibility to haul water off of them thus enabling them to attend school.
Hot school lunches, farming projects, food aid, community garden help tackle hunger, malnutrition and food crisis.
Hunger plays a huge factor in our world especially in countries where food is scarce and the agricultural infrastructure is undeveloped, consequently leaving families in the community vulnerable.
On the other hand, students experiencing hunger are often required to drop school to help parents put food on the table causing them to not receive an education.
Health is essential therefore providing basic care will meet the needs of the children and the community thereby leading to the foundation of healthy sustainable communities.
In the undeveloped world, access to basic healthcare is non-existent, as a results, children are prone to die from preventable diseases. A lack of knowledge in health and with no healthcare impact the education of a child thus leading to a vicious perpetual cycle.
Teaching the parents a skill that would generate an income will contribute to help sustain the projects.
When a father and/or mother has a source of income he is able to provide for his children and send him/her to school thus empowering the family as a whole. Being able to go to school the children has a lesser chance to participate in gang activities and a prevention of early pregnancy.
In undeveloped nations many civilians work for just under $2 a day. As a result of this many children are forced to join the workforce instead of attending school in order to help their families.