This year all of us have learned how solidarity is important in difficult times.
December 1, Giving Tuesday is coming, when a lot of people around the world together help other people in need. And we’d love to ask you to join the Giving Tuesday too!
We have started a new fundraiser at Global Giving crowdfunding: Build Greenhouse! Train, Feed Poor Kids and Youth. The goal is to restore the greenhouse destroyed by the hurricane on our social farm in the Odessa region, Ukraine.
110 vulnerable children and women who are living and attending the service centers of the Way Home Charity Foundation will be provided with vegetables and herbs all year round. Children with special needs and orphans from countryside will be able to acquire the skills of modern agricultural production while studying at our Young Farmers School in order to socialize and provide for themselves in the future.
Attention! Only on December 1, Global Giving will add $ 1 million of mathed funds to all donations for projects on the platform on that day. So your donation will actually be almost doubled!
90% of children in orphanages in Ukraine have problems with socialization and employment in future. Especially in poor rural areas. We launched a Young Farmer’s School for them on farm in Leibental village near Odessa. A violent hurricane destroyed the farm’s greenhouse in 2020, and the entire greens crop was destroyed. Winter is coming… The urgent need to restore the greenhouse is not only important for the Farmer’s School. 110 wards of 4 centers for crisis children and women fed from there.
If we raise funds and build a greenhouse, our wards will have fresh vegs and greenery on the table already in February 2021. This greenhouse (400 m2) is the main training site for the Young Farmer’s School. The program of mentoring training in agribusiness skills, new agricultural technologies and soft skills is being introduced for young people with difficulties in social adaptation, from rural orphanages. Some of greens are sold, which keeps the farm running.
A productive farm is essential for the sustainability of the social programs for vulnerable children, youth and women of Way Home Foundation. Graduates of the Young Farmer’s School will be able to socialize and take care for themselves in the future: to get a job on a farm, an agricultural enterprise, or to organize their own farm. Our Foundation works with local farmers and entrepreneurs who can hire young people.