The GARD Center (Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Center) is glad to continue its cooperation with the Sandals Foundation by financing the “Climate Smart Agriculture For Youth- Hydroponic” Project. The Center is a grassroots non-profit, non-governmental organization that operates under the auspices of the Methodist Church throughout the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA).
For the last 32 years, the Center has worked tirelessly with at-risk kids, men, and women in the community to involve them in various types of 21st-century sustainable agriculture.
The Climate Smart Agriculture for Youth – Hydroponic program’s principal goal is to increase climate-smart agriculture techniques among young people to achieve long-term food security.
- Raise awareness of current and future concerns associated with climate change and agriculture.
- During the COVID-19 period, make youth aware of the contributions they can make in the agriculture sector for a brighter future, particularly via the use of climate-smart agricultural methods.
- 20 kids will be trained in hydroponics systems.
- Increase participants’ ability to build a hydroponic unit and supply a beginning package that includes seeds, Rockwool, and a water pump.
Sandals Resorts’ charity arm attempts to increase the Caribbean’s food security and livelihood prospects via large-scale investments in many agricultural and agriculture teaching initiatives.
Sandals Resorts International has been committed to giving back to the local communities on the Islands it calls home for more than four decades. The Sandals Foundation was established as an organized strategy to effect good change in the areas of Education, Community, and Environment. Today, the Sandals Foundation is a real charitable extension of the company, inspiring hope throughout the Caribbean.