New Dawn Overview Feb10

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On 8th Feb 2010, Hew Dawn was launched in the House of Commons.

The first initiative that New Dawn will undertake is a collaboration with the Saharawi people in Algeria. Using Permaculture technology and the energy and enthusiasm of Uk youth, New Dawn will create food sovereignty for the Saharawi people.

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New Dawn Overview Feb10

  1. 1. Our Vision is Cultural & Environmental Change through Inspired Action It’s time to break the aid dependency cycle by working with nature … solution = permaculture ‘Permanent agriculture’ re-greening the desert to sustain human activities and food sovereignty for generations to come.
  2. 2. one year using Permaculture
  3. 3. Permaculture facts Uses only 20% of the water used traditional large scale farming Renews degraded soil, converts sand into fertile soil 12 acres of permaculture food forest = Sustainability for 120 people Self sustainability in 3 years
  4. 4. Sustainability cycle UK Youth Training & Development Training in Permaculture and gaining the practical skills for their journey Permaculture School Project Overland Discovery Training Partnering with displaced people to Learning to work in a team and create environmental sustainability discover their individual strengths
  5. 5. Sustainability Project 1 170,000 displaced people from the Western Sahara (less than 1% of the world refugee total) Costing £34,000,000 in food aid every year Nett result: Aid Dependency
  6. 6. Sustainability Project 1 values Partnership for self sufficiency Empowerment through shared learning Involving the whole community in creating sustainable food sovereignty Does it add up? Yes … when we think out of the box
  7. 7. Sustainability Project 1 value proposition Here’s a resource example from 1 UK youth sector; 70,000 school aged children enter the youth justice system every year Up to 68% Re-offend within one year of release 75% of 18-20 year olds re-offend within 2 years of release £40,000 every year to keep 1 person in prison
  8. 8. Continuous empowerment
  9. 9. Cultural & Environmental Change through Inspired Action

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