From October 20 to November 28, EARTH University will host 15 women representatives from Camfed International (a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty throughout Africa) who will be participating in a six-week intensive “train the trainer” program in Integrated Sustainable Agriculture, sponsored by The MasterCard Foundation.
EARTH, in collaboration with Camfed, designed the curriculum exclusively for this group of agribusiness entrepreneurs from Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The goal of the course is to provide participants with sustainable agriculture techniques and innovative ways to address problems in their communities. The program was created using EARTH’s innovative educational model as inspiration: the women will gain hands-on experience and technical knowledge in crop and animal production, waste management, renewable energy and community development, which will be reinforced with training in “soft skills” like leadership, presentation skills, team work and interpersonal communication.
While on campus, the women will have the opportunity to integrate into the EARTH community, learn more about Costa Rican culture and meet students and faculty from over 35 countries. They will also take several field trips to local farms and spend a week working in community development in the dry tropics of EARTH-La Flor.
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