THE LEARNING FARM:PLANTING THE SEEDS OF CHANGE A talk by Gouri Mirpuri
Street Youth Environmental DegradationLack of employable skills Rural-Urban Migration Food Security
Where vulnerable young men geta second chance at life through organic farming
Sponsor Life Skills/EntrepreneurshipStarbucks Farmers school and community developmentPrice Waterhouse Basic accounts and mentorship programCoopersUnilever Personal hygeineMakarsari Park Fruit tree cultivationSOS Medika Basic first aidAncol Team building at adventure parkAmusement ParkSCTV Mobile dental clinicGadjah Tunggal AIDS awarenessJoe Sparks Basic carpentryOthers Hip-hop, percussion, art, sculpture, recycle paper, sewing
Praised as “an affective, andragogiccurriculum” by AVI curriculum expert.
5% 7% Organic farming 36% Return to formal education Non-farming jobs43% Unemployed 9% Not known