The Agriculture project places volunteers within an organisation that
provides shelter and support to disadvantaged youth. The organisation is
attempting to become increasingly self-sufficient by growing their own
fruit, vegetables, herbs and rearing their own animals. In essence,
creating micro-eco farms. The hope is that slowly each home will no
longer have to rely on the dwindling finances from the state and also
the children will grow up understanding where their food has comes from,
and have the knowledge to pursue a career in agriculture, if they wish.
On occasion, volunteers are able to work alongside the youth from these
homes, helping to maintain the land and animals. Throughout the year,
volunteers also have the opportunity to supplement their volunteer time
by teaching English within the homes if they have an interest to do so.
Specific roles will vary depending on the location and time of year, but may include: weeding, harvesting, watering, planting and cultivating the herbs, fruit, and vegetables, raking, and feeding the animals.