What we need more, engineers, doctors or farmers?
Yes, the answer is farmers.
Tribal and forest are 2 real sustainable elements on this earth and rest are an encroachment. If we want to protect our earth then we must protect the tribal community and help them to achieve sustainable livelihood. Just by giving tab in hands of tribal will never change their world. It is need of time to reconnect them again with nature and train them to protect the nature along with the advance digital knowledge.
Shop for Change Fair Trade in association with Rotary Club of Mumbai Borivali East starting organic farming pilot projects in 2 Ashram (Boarding) Schools in Palghar District.
The main objective of this project is to link tribal kids again with nature & farming. Also to make the school independent for their daily food needs. We will help Schools to do organic farming over 10 Guntha area.
Spinach, methi, Corriander, reddish and brinjal are the planned crops.
The project needs support for 3 years post that it will become self-sufficient. The first season cost is approximately 25,000 per 10 guntha per school. Next season it will get reduced to 15,000/- up to 3 years.
All technical help will be provided by the Shop for Change Fair Trade. We will arrange 2-3 training session to tribal kids on organic farming.
Rotary Club of Mumbai Borivali East will help in planning and monitoring the project. Also, Rotary Club of Mumbai Borivali East team will motivate the beneficiaries to complete the project as planned.