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01. TRANSFORMING PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOLS (CTPS) INTO PRODUCTIVE & AGRICULTURAL TRAINING FACILITIES

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Budget (USD)

1 year: 2.100.000 (175.000 / CTP)

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First Phase Needs

(USD): 325.000 (2 CTPs)

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Type of Project

Philanthropy Impact investment

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Timeframe

3 years

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Geographical Scope

Guanacaste

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Partners

Ministry of Education, CTPs, Education Boards, local communities

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Target

12 CTPs

WHAT DOES THIS PROJECT DO?

This project designs and executes the production
of vegetables, and poultry and livestock in 12 Professional Technical Schools (high schools - CTPs), aimed at self-consumption in the school canteens and at the commercialization in the surrounding communities and businesses. It intertwines the regenerative-productive process of the land with pedagogy and didactics in these public teaching units, exposing community members, students, and teachers to the best use of knowledge, technology, techniques, and practices that guarantee soil regeneration, CO2 sequestration, and healthy people. It promotes high schools as wealth- producing business models based on cooperatives.

HOW IS IT GOVERNED?

It is governed through long-term agreements and contracts between the parties.

WHAT IS THIS PROJECT?

It is a public-private partnership between multiple parties: administrative boards of technical
high schools, the University for International Cooperation (UCI), Ministry of Public Education (MEP), Municipalities, Regional Development Institute (INDER), Municipal Development Institute, and private companies. It is also a matrix of new cooperative enterprises.

HOW IS IT VALIDATED?

By evaluating high school units involved, hectares intervened, community members involved, cooperatives established / strengthened, students and teachers exposed to the production and training process, CO2 sequestered, tons of chemicals avoided, and the total harvest (tons).

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Contribution to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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