- To empower illiterate and malnourished children through relevant education, Betere voeding, en basic stay-gezonde principes; en
- Om armoede te bestrijden en het bevorderen van cultureel gevoelig, sustainable development within impoverished rural communities that have little or no choice to alleviate their own plight; en
- To harness human and natural resources for mutual benefit by the reforestation of land devastated by the massive eruption of Mt. Supreme in 1963, die duizenden hectares blootgelegde. To improve the living ecosystmens, provide a sustainable food forest for the thousands of villagers, bieden duurzaam levensonderhoud voor de huidige en toekomstige, and ensure rain water is captured and conserved for the benefit of the land, natuur, ecosystemen, en de meeste van alle mensen.
Community Motivation and ParticipationWe work with the community to identify their problems and develop attainable goals in accordance with their aspirations. They participate fully in implementing sustainable programmes which empower them towards self-reliance.
All our field staff joined us first as volunteers and were only taken on as staff members after they had proved their commitment to helping in the sustainable development.
We hebben nu 47 full-time medewerkers in het veld, alle Balinese. Forty one of these are from the village, nog eens zes van de aangrenzende dorp. They are already familiar with the difficult mountain terrain and their strong ties to the community help them introduce new concepts to their families and neighbours.
Many have been sent on training programmes to improve their own abilities and also so they can then transfer their new knowledge to the community of Desa Ban. Training courses have focussed on various aspects of organic farming, gezondheid en voeding, appropriate building technology, accounting procedures and teacher training as well as English language training.
Onze doelstellingen weerspiegelen onze filosofie: Duurzame, long-term change begins with education, onderwijs begint met kinderen, and children must be healthy to learn. Zij moeten:
- provide integrated and relevant education for children as a foundation for future empowerment;
- improve nutrition through a nutritious school meal and education for future growth;
- zorgen voor een betere gezondheid door middel van gezondheidsvoorlichting, improved nutrition and hygiene;
- eliminate iodine deficiency among children and reproductive-age women;
- improve farmland organically for long term food security and eventual self-reliance