Education for the future
The third project, called 'Education for the Future' was started in 2014 and guides and supervises about a hundred students between age 15 and 26 of the Florentino Gonzales Rural School. The goal of this project? Initiate the students in the practice and theory of coffee production, with major focus on IT, entrepreneurship and self-confidence.
In 2016, 25 teachers were trained regarding computer use in the classroom. This allowed them to adjust their classes to the new computer materials gifted by Efico Foundation and Collibri Foundation.
79 youths already took part in the productivity and sustainability programmes. At the same time, 60 projects were launched that boost the coffee production, resulting in about 100,000 new plants. In two years' time, the average production doubled, which boils down to 10 bags of 125 kg per plantation.
Personal development is also focused on. Here, focus lies on the violence that is characteristic of some areas in Colombia. 36 youths took part in workshops that are intended to identify the root of the problem.