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Agroecological Training- Young Community Leaders

$1,315 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 22 days
Created December 31, 2018


We are a network of educators from Guatemala called REISA who share Agricultural and Ecological training courses with young community leaders in Guatemala and El Salvador. Our target audience for these courses are economically disadvantaged and unable to pay for the course, although, they can benefit greatly from the knowledge and experience they gain. 

We work in collaboration with SERES , a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is committed to supporting at-risk youth from low-income, marginalized and vulnerable groups to give them the skills they need to become community leaders and engaged citizens. It gives special attention to youth in frontline communities within Guatemala and El Salvador where intensifying climatic changes, increasing violence, growing income disparities and limited economic opportunities are making growing numbers of youth vulnerable to the influence of gangs, crime, migration and other impacts of social disintegration. 


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Once a student has committed to the SERES leadership training and attended several trainings, they are given the opportunity to participate in our Agroecological Course to further their education. Every one of our students comes to us with a unique story but several common themes amongst them are young leaders who:

- are natives of Mesoamerica (cultural region encompassing Southern Mexico to Costa Rica). 

- are between the ages of 15-25.

- want to learn, reinforce their knowledge and promote the implementation and ethical management of agroecological food production systems.

- want to develop new skills and perspectives.

- are interested in learning theoretical and practical principles to design and manage agro-ecological food production systems, from seed to the processing of crops, on small and medium scale operations.

- are conscious about a need to find sustainable, decent income producing alternatives in their homes instead of their being a constant outflow of the population to cities or the United States looking for work. 

- want to learn more about the environment in order to care of it. 

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COSTS:

One 8 day Introduction to Food Sovereignty Course for 15 students :

               $5,000.00

This includes:

     - 3 meals/day 
rice, beans, avocado, TORTILLAS, plantains, vegetables, fruits, etc 

      -a bed to sleep in 
just comfortable enough to let everything they learned that day soak in during their sleep 

      -didactic materials
printing our training manual, design materials, paper, rulers, markers, measuring tapes, notebooks, pens and pencils 

      -instructor pay 
our amazing instructor team will be donating their time and energy instructing until we have sufficient funds to pay them with! It is of higher importance for us to give this young people education rather than making a profit off of our activities. 

      -transportation
we ask that our students pay for their own transport as a commitment to the program however we do help our instructors get to and from the course. 



so take your pick......


Sponsor 1 student for the 8 day Introduction to Food Sovereignty Course:

                $335.00


Help us pay for food for 1 student during the 8 day course, 3 meals/day:

                  $100.00


Help us pay accommodation for 1 student during the 8 day course:
 
                  $100.00


Help us pay for facilitation for 1 students during the 8 days course:

                   $76.00

Help us pay for following up the community Garden Project during 4 days after the course:
the young community leaders from one community will have 2 educators visit them to receive technical support to assure their project will develop as proposed. 

                  $45.00

Help us pay for didactic material for 1 students during the 8 day course:
printing our training manual, design materials, paper, rulers, markers, measuring tape, notebooks, pens and pencils.

                   $23.00


***All donations are tax deductible**** as we are a project of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit SERES***


Making a donation directly impacts these young Central American's lives. Your financial support means they will receive training how to implement and manage sustainable agricultural and ecological community projects that will allow them to create economic opportunities for themselves and their families, diminishing their desire and necessity to migrate looking for work elsewhere. 

                                                   You can be part of our Network.
                                                    You can be part of the change. 
                                                                          

 Donors will receive a personalized thank you letter from a student with a post card.
 Thank you for your interest, from the REISA Team!

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Visit our website to learn more about REISA, our instructors, programs, and where we work. Follow us  
                                           on Instagram (reisaguate) and like us on Facebook!
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Update 1
Posted by Reisa Guate
13 days ago
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Great news!

We’ve managed to raise 1/5 of our $5,000 goal in just over 1 week!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read about REISA. An especially big thank you goes out to everyone that has shared and donated to our campaign!

Let’s keep the momentum rolling! Keep spreading the word!

Muchas gracias a tod@s!!
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Raised by 18 people in 22 days
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