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MyFarm by Gambia Startup
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09/12/2013
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Gambia Startup has expereince in several infrastructure projects and business startups. The main focus has moved to establishing two major projects: MyFarm and an Entrepreneurial School.

MyFarm is a residential education center for children, young people and farmers, providing an exciting educational journey from seed to business, acknowledging the importance of independent food security in an ever-more unpredictable global environment.

Open 7 days a week, it offers a wide variety of tailored-made activities and courses:

  • ‘Learning through playing’ for the younger children from the local community using Lego, iPads, books and play structures to improve basic language and maths skills.
  • ‘Learning through doing’ for Grade 6 + school groups and summer camps supporting the Gambian agricultural science curriculum whilst showcasing alternative technologies including solar ovens, parabolic cookers and solar dryers, demonstrating a sustainable future for the Gambia. 
  • Extended training programs aimed at school leavers and young farmers integrating practical, agricultural training and environmental awareness with the entrepreneurial skills needed to add value to the products, and market them profitably.

To see more about Gambia Startup´s work, have a look at the web page here.

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Date: 10/12/2013
Interesting project, both the approach and the content seem to be a valuable contribution. Look forward hearing further updates in coming posts!
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