Urban Garden Classroom
This grant supports peace education and healthy living for urban youth in Cite Soleil. The mission of SAKALA is to provide a holistic, peaceful, and healthy education for all its students and children. Funds have supported the expansion of SAKALA’s recycling and composting programs in their repurposed urban garden. Youth participating in the program receive a portion of the profits from the program. Being able to see the progress and profits in real time has given the youth a sense of purpose. These youth have grown up in violent community, and these see the garden and this recycling program as an alternative way of life that inspires everyone involved in the project.