Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Moses Project

Yesterday we got a tour of the Moses Project, a Canadian-funded program that "is designed to provide training to rural youths to enable them to become self-sufficient and to ultimately effect sustainable development in their communities." The boys live at the program for 3 years, attending public high school in the evenings and and learning trades in the mornings. They are developing 70 acres of rich land recently purchased by the Canadian group for use as a self-sustaining farm. What the boys do not consume, they sell in the nearby towns. Their first year in the facilities, they sold $1,500 worth of goods.

At the end of our visit, we gave the boys shoes donated by So We Run, a non-profit on the North Shore that donates lightly-used shoes to those in need.

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