Young People: Driving Change

internationalyouthday

 

The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production

This Friday, the 12th of August, it’s International #YouthDay. 2016’s theme focuses on the leading role of the efforts of young people in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development. Here at #MadeWithHope we are committed to these values, and work towards them within all of our projects.

With 1.8 billion young people (persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years, as defined by the United Nations) on our planet, they are clearly a highly powerful group. This, combined with their confidence and imaginative initiative, highlights their powerful position to make positive changes.

Unfortunately, many young people live in underdeveloped countries, where they are faced with conflict and poverty, reducing their opportunities to get involved in creating a sustainable future. This is something that we’re committed to changing!

Forever Food

Our latest project here at #MadeWithHope is ‘Forever Food’, where we are striving to decrease the mass problem of malnutrition in the rural villages that we work in. Providing the children in our orphanage with a balanced diet will ensure they are able to grow into healthy adults through a sustainable food source. To do this, we decided to start a food programme for the wonderful children in our orphanage.

Already, we have been able to provide them with hens so they are able to eat eggs every week. This will provide them with valuable protein to aid their growth. They enjoy looking after them and also enjoy eating their eggs, especially because they’d never had a boiled egg before!

eggs

Next on the agenda is to buy some land and cultivate it with our tractor to grow food ourselves for the orphanage and to sell to raise money for the children. If you’d like to help support these future projects then please donate here.

 

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