Families are broken apart as people migrate to the cities, separated from their social networks and support groups. Not only does this negatively impact the rural families and villages, it also decreases food production for the country as less people work the land. The aim of this fantastic program is to keep these communities and families together in their villages and help them to earn a decent living through farming. Based in the rural outskirts of Istanbul, volunteers on this initiative will have a ‘best of both worlds’ – with the ability to explore this exotic and extremely ancient and beautiful city (think the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and the Bosphorus) while working to help families stay on their traditional land.
Goals of this Project:
- Help to keep rural families and villages together
- Increase food production
- Teach locals new ideas and farming methods
- Expose volunteers and locals alike to different people and cultures