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Global Studies Student Association 2008/2009 Annual International Service Project Hogar de Niños Tierra Santa Home for Abandoned Children Villa de San Antonio, Honduras

Global Studies Student Association - Agriculture Development Project

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This was a project that I managed over the period of a year, eventually resulting in a month long on site trip to Honduras to implement the project.

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  • 1. Global Studies Student Association 2008/2009 Annual International Service Project Hogar de Nios Tierra Santa Home for Abandoned Children Villa de San Antonio, Honduras

2. Who We Are

  • The Global Studies Student Association is a student group associated with the Institute for Global Studies and is composed mainly of Global Studies majors. GSSA is committed to social justice, community service, and international development. We take active steps towards creating positive change in the global community. Our mission involves service projects in support of a cause voted on by our group annually.

3. Hogar de Nios Tierra Santa

  • HNTS is a non-denominational,non-profit organization founded in 1986 for the protection and care of abandoned, abused and orphaned children.
  • The missionof HNTS isto: * Providethe children with a nurturing, stimulating and safeenvironment * Encourage and challenge our children to pursue a pathtowards excellence through education* Treat each child as a unique individual rich in talents andcapabilities
  • Currently Hogar de Nios Tierra Santa is home to almost 150 children

4. Past Projects

  • In 2007/2008 GSSA raised $26,000 through various fundraising projects in support of Hogar de Ninos Tierra Santa in Villa de San Antonio, Honduras
  • The money that GSSA donated funded the construction and purchase of an on-site water sanitation plant .
  • The twelve students in GSSA traveled to Honduras in May of 2008 to engage in service projects for the orphanage in the areas of education, construction, and child care.

5. Goals

  • To obtain a better and more personal understanding of Honduran culture and society.
  • To gain new insights in the areas of international development, sustainable agriculture, and primary education.
  • To raise funds to support Hogar de Ninos Tierra Santa and to fund on site projects during trip to Honduras in May of 2009.
  • To assist the organization, Hogar de Nios Tierra Santa, as best we can through whatever methods are most effective and pertinent to its needs.
    • Method was simple = ask first!

6. Current Projects

  • The twelve students in GSSA will travel to la Villa de San Antonio, Honduras for three weeks beginning in May of 2009 to carry out service projects to benefit Hogar de Nios Tierra Santa in the areas of:
  • - Health
  • - Medico/ Health Assessment
  • - Education
  • - Afterschool Programming
  • - Sustainable Agriculture

7. Agricultural Development Initiative

  • In collaboration with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences we will bring student professionals to the orphanage to improve their existing sustainable farming initiative through:
  • - Crop diversification
  • - Irrigation
  • - Continue organic self-sustaining agriculture
  • - Long-term relationship with NGOs and Colleges inHonduras to ensure sustainability of project

8. Crop Diversification Banana & Various Fruit Tress Beginnings of a Vegetable Garden 9. Irrigation Canal to Bring Water In from City System (10,000 gallons) Tubing for a drip irrigation system set to be put in this spring 10. Organic Self-Sustaining Agriculture

  • Organic b/c
  • Keeps cost down
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Sustain Soil Health
  • Adaptability

New Field pre-development 11. Relationships to Sustain the Project 12. Thank You For Your Support