For a society to develop, education is crucial. One of the focal points of our objectives is to provide access to quality education for the population of the Makalu Valley, where illiteracy is around 90%. To achieve this, we collaborate with primary schools, implementing a scholarship project and a hostel with a solidarity dining facility at the Seduwa secondary school. We aim for this school to be self-sustainable.
To meet its needs, we have established an ecological farm based on permaculture. The goal is to supply products to the solidarity dining facility and, with the surplus, generate income to pay salaries and keep the farm active. We want the farm to be part of our volunteer projects, allowing people to contribute in exchange for accommodation and meals, gaining work experience, and, most importantly, having a life-changing experience. The objective is not only to help sustain the agricultural project and, consequently, the educational one but also to connect with the local population. Volunteers will share traditional meals, learn the local language, and understand daily customs. It’s about meeting new people, learning from the experience, and contributing in any way possible.