קיימא

Our Mission

Imagine living on the fringes of society, disengaged from or discarded by your family. Perhaps you are on the streets, suffer from drug/alcohol addiction, or are a victim of abuse. You couldn't possibly feel more alone and yet, somewhere, deep inside, you still yearn to turn things around. Now imagine someone taking a chance on you, reminding you that you are worth it!

 

Kaima Farm, established in 2013,  re-engages and empowers youth (ages 15-18) who have dropped out of school through a multi-faceted program of hands-on organic farming.

Our main initiative - Kaima Organic Farm - provides employability skills; offers work experience; teaches teamwork and leadership development; encourages community building; builds personal awareness; and fosters environmental stewardship. Uniquely, because program participants earn a salary, they come to view themselves as fully invested partners in the farm. ​

"Someone has to take a chance on these kids, and Kaima is ready to do it."

 

Our Goals

For the individual...

 

Kaima reconnects dropout youth to society by encouraging and supporting them to: 

 

  • Return to educational settings and pursue matriculation.

  • Secure meaningful employment or prepare themselves for future vocational training.

  • Perform military or national service or volunteer in some other capacity.

  • Live healthy and mindful eco-friendly lifestyles.

 

For the greater community...

Kaima benefits society at large by:

 

  • Exporting our programming to other NGOs or government organizations working with dropout youth, thus scaling up our Educational Work Environment model to a regional and national level.

  • Offering the public fresh organic produce, grown and sold by young people who are learning to apply themselves to something meaningful.

  • Donating fresh veggies to people in need

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