Caring for the Land – Caring for the People
Welcome to the Magarini Children Centre and Organic Demonstration Farm!
Magarini is a unique project that offers a home to vulnerable children and youth while at the same time working with the wider community to address the underlying problems of poverty, social breakdown and land degradation.
By bringing people together to teach and learn organic farming, soil improvement, animal husbandry and reforestation we build a self-reliant community where people are empowered to create better livelihoods. Thus we strengthen community resilience and restore the land.
In only six years, we have seen so much positive change! Children left without care and protection can now access education and have hope for the future. In the wider community, both girls and boys are now going to school and being given equal opportunities. Child labour, child abuse and forced early marriages have been reduced thanks to our advocacy for children’s rights. Farmers are learning new skills in sustainable agriculture and becoming aware of the challenge of climate change. Perhaps the best of all, people are participating in community activities and taking initiative to solve their own problems!