Carpentry and Farming with Kids
Description: Since 2009, Meishan Christian Church has taken care of kids from underprivileged families free of charge. Now there are 30 kids in total from elementary school to high school. In 2016, HYDROVEGE, a new social enterprise, with an economic point of view, got involved. With new farming ideas and techniques, HYDROVEGE was established to further the following social purposes in a financially sustainable way.
In every Volunteer Work Camp, there will be high school students helping and leading. The profits from the work camp will be paid as their part-time allowances and will help support their families.
Type of Work: 1.To learn the wooden carpentry work with local children. 2.Construction of hydroponic melon trellis (extending the trellis in the HYDROVEGE farmland). 3.Eco enzyme compost workshop.
Study Theme: 1. Carpentry and Manual Works 2. Agriculture / Hydroponics
Accommodation: 1.At HYDROVEGE center. Sleep in shared room with wooden bed and mattress, no need to bring your own blanket and pillow, unless you have your own preference. Shower and toilets are available. 2.Paid Telephone for international call is available in 7-11 just nearby the accommodation 5 minutes on foot. 3.First Aid: A local clinic near the accommodation is a 2-minute walk away. 4.Accommodation is about a 10-minute drive away from Hou-li Train Station. 5.24-hour Emergency Local call: Manwife, 0975-668365 or Antonio Chen, 0928-716857.
Language: Chinese Madarine
Requirements: Strong motivation for learning and respects for local culture, as well as other international volunteers’ cultures.
Things to Bring: traditional costumes, towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, tissue, slippers, clothes, working outfits, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, umbrella, pens, notebook, etc.
Approximate Location: 1.HYDROVEGE center, a small farm in Hou-li, Taichung City, located in middle Taiwan. 2.Google Map: https://goo.gl/ZI5Els
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