Haiti Reconstruction

Rebuilding Haiti must start from the ground up, with agricultural education

Education

A college professor once told me that it is hard to teach farmers new methods.  He said that farming never really improved until they started teaching the youth.  Once they started FFA (Future Farmers of America) and 4H clubs and teaching youth in schools the need in the USA did farming really improve. 

Once youth understand the need, they take it home and talk their parents into developing ways to improve their farms and income.

We have to not only teach the men in the community but have to teach the youth.  We especially have to teach the women, as they are most likely to support change when they can see it will benefit their children. Training teachers by educating about long term solutions and environmental concerns is needed before they can teach youth in schools.

Scholarships for gifted and interested students are also a real plus for developing an agricultural education.

 

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